For a second, imagine that you were a child, weaned on stories of space travel, of mankind traveling beyond the only world you know. Imagine a long line of names, men, women, and robots that have walked on planets so unlike our own. Now, the end of this list, a single name: Valiant. The name of the newest Mars Rover, sent to explore where no man has yet placed his foot. Valiant, for bravery and stubbornness. For refusing to let the cold heart of space frighten us with its unflinching indifference and the indomitable human need to explore. Valiant for the future that will be and the quest to find life long since past, bring back the information that we so crave, and prepare the way for human kind. Valiant for the generation who will look back at us with wonder.