I recently entered in the Mars 2020 Rover Naming Contest. Watch the video below to learn more!
Everyone aspires to do something in life. For many young individuals including myself, that aspiration is to go to Mars. The pull of space is growing ever stronger considering new discoveries in our solar system and beyond, and its conquest is inspiring to many around the world. The rover’s goals to discover whether life ever existed on Mars and characterize its climate and geology pave the way for human exploration, a goal I want to be a part of, and an aspiration of a lifetime. Since visiting JPL in third grade, I have wanted to have some part in NASA and JPL’s work. After attending Space Camp twice, and numerous STEM camps, I have discovered my dream of becoming an astronaut and going to Mars. With this mission comes the space-oriented aspirations of the young and old, and they deserve to be represented in the name of the rover, Aspiration.