I believe the rover should have a name that represents NASA’s promises kept, ongoing, and yet to be. For these reasons, I have chosen “Promise” as the name for the Mars 2020 rover. The name “Promise” symbolizes NASA’s past, present, and future. It represents NASA’s past promise to go to the moon by the end of the 1960s, which was fulfilled and incredibly successful. “Promise” also exemplifies NASA’s and other international space agencies’ promise to continue making new discoveries on the International Space Station. Most importantly, “Promise” expresses NASA’s commitment to the future with the Mars 2020 rover as it travels to the Red Planet to make exciting new discoveries of life, both past and present, and the future possibility of human colonization. It is for these reasons that I believe “Promise” is the most fitting name for the Mars 2020 rover.
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