Friday, January 9, 2009

Name the Mars Land Rover

I got this e-mail, but alas!  I'm no longer teaching a mythology course.  So maybe some of you would like to participate.  I'm sure that we could find a good mythology name for it:

NASA is inviting students in grades K-12 to help name the rover for the Mars Science Laboratory mission:  K-12 students can write a short essay suggesting a name, and may even win a trip to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to meet the engineers who built it.  The winner will also have the chance to sign his or her name on the rover prior to its launch.

Students 13 and younger must submit a mail-in form with a parent/guardian signature.  Students 14-18 years old may submit by mail or online. The contest ends January 25, 2009. 

Now, for those of us without students to rope into this, let's throw out our ideas.  What mythological name suits the beast that roams the face of the god of war?

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