Spirit and Opportunity, Meet Your New Big Cousin Curiosity

Editor's note: What do you think of the new name, Curiosity, for the Mars Science Laboratory rover? Vote in our poll and comment.

NASA Selects Student's Entry as New Mars Rover Name, NASA

"NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, scheduled for launch in 2011, has a new name, thanks to a sixth-grade student from Kansas. Twelve-year-old Clara Ma from the Sunflower Elementary school in Lenexa submitted the winning entry, "Curiosity." As her prize, Ma wins a trip to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., where she will be invited to sign her name directly onto the rover as it is being assembled."

Editor's Update: Miles O'Brien provides his take on MSL's new name Curiosity - Its a Curiosity alright

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