Meet the 13-year-old boy who won the contest to name NASA’s Mars rover

This young science enthusiast won a competition to name NASA’s Mars rover “Perseverance”

Video Transcript

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ALEX MATHER: I went through a lot of stories from people who were working on the mission. One of the major things that I learned was that Mars missions are very hard, but they're also very rewarding. And it takes a lot of perseverance. And I decided that that was the best name for the mission.

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I want the Rover to help do its job and answer the key questions that it was sent there to answer about the possibility of life on Mars.

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