ESA's Mars rover has a name – Rosalind Franklin

Europe’s next Mars rover, slated to launch next year, will be named after noted scientist Rosalind Franklin, whose work led to the discovery of the structure of DNA. Last July, the UK’s space agency announced a competition to name the rover, which is scheduled to launch in 2020 as part of the ongoing ExoMars mission. People from across the European Union submitted 36,000 names for consideration and the winning name, Rosalind Franklin, was selected by a panel of experts. British astronaut Tim Peake announced the decision on Thursday. Honoured to announce the name of the @esa ExoMars rover at @AirbusSpace today and a very fitting tribute to a great British scientist: Rosalind Franklin pic.twitter.com/4b9lBrzheH— Tim Peake... Continue reading…

ESA's Mars rover has a name – Rosalind Franklin

The ExoMars rover that will search for the building blocks of life on the Red Planet has a name: Rosalind Franklin. The prominent scientist behind the discovery of the structure of DNA will ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Phys.org

European Mars rover named after DNA discoverer Rosalind Franklin

The European Space Agency is sending a rover to look for signs of life on Mars, and it has been named after one of the discoverers of DNA

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Newscientist

Mars rover to be named after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin, European Space Agency announces

The European Space Agency will name its new Exomars rover Rosalind Franklin, after the DNA pioneer, it has announced.

Thu 7 Feb 19 from The Independent

Rosalind Franklin: Mars rover named after DNA pioneer

The rover Europe sends to Mars in 2020 to look for life will carry the name of an unsung hero of DNA discovery.

Thu 7 Feb 19 from BBC News

Europe’s Mars rover named “Rosalind Franklin” in honor of DNA pioneer

It's the perfect name.

Fri 8 Feb 19 from ZME Science

Planned Mars Rover Named After Female DNA Pioneer

The UK will send Rosalind Franklin to Mars next summer. A British chemist, X-ray crystallographer, and DNA pioneer, Franklin died in 1958, but her legacy lives on in a planned robotic Mars rover. ...

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Geek.com

A Rover That Will Look for Life on Mars Named for DNA Pioneer Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin was the British scientist whose work was integral to the discovery of DNA's structure.

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Livescience

Rosalind Franklin missed out on a Nobel, but now she'll help look for life on Mars

Space A rover of her own. The six-wheeled rover is expected to land on the Red Planet the following year to search for clues as to whether or not there is, or has ever been, ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Popular Science

European Mars Rover Named for Crystal Scientist Rosalind Franklin

The European Space Agency (ESA) has named its next Mars rover, due to touch down on the Red Planet in March 2021, in honor of British scientist Rosalind Franklin, whose research was crucial ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from SPACE.com

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