Vote for the name of the next Mars rover

Poll features 9 choices


NASA is asking for the public’s input on what the Mars 2020 rover should be named before it launches from the Space Coast later this year.

Students sent in 28,000 essays for name nominations.


Here are the names you can vote on:

  • Promise
  • Vision
  • Endurance
  • Perseverance
  • Clarity
  • Courage
  • Tenacity
  • Ingenuity
  • Fortitude

More than 189,000 people have already participated in the poll by Wednesday.

The rover is set to launch from Cape Canaveral this summer/

"Now that's a Mars rover," Mars 2020 Assembly, Test, and Launch Operations Manager David Gruel said. "With the suspension on, not only does it look like a rover, but we have almost all our big-ticket items for integration in our rearview mirror -- if our rover had one."

Mars 2020, equipped with a suite of science instruments, will be searching for signs of life on Mars in the Jezero Crater.

United Launch Alliance will launch the spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in July 2020. The rover will land on Mars Feb. 18, 2021.

The poll closes on Jan. 27.