Battelle to Help Run NASA Mars 2020 ‘Name the Rover’ Contest

Jeff Brody

NASA has selected Battelle and the Future Engineers organization to solicit proposals from K-12 students on what the space agency should call its next Mars 2020 rover through a nationwide competition

Battelle said Monday it will help run the "Name the Rover" contest as NASA prepares for its upcoming mission to hunt for signs of ancient life on the red planet.

Future Engineers will host the contest on a web-based platform where U.S. students can submit their suggestions.

NASA is also looking for volunteers to help the agency review entries and choose proposed 30 names for consideration.

According to Battelle, it will promote the competition using the nonprofit company's portfolio of schools and networks engaged in science, technology, engineering and math education.

The company added it will collaborate with the National Science Teaching Association, STEM Next Opportunity Fund, Association of Science-Technology Centers and Conrad Foundation to help contest participants gain a learning experience.

You may also be interested in...

Cristal Rice VP-Readiness

PAE Names Cristal Rice as VP of Readiness, Sustainment; John Heller Quoted

PAE has appointed Cristal Rice as the vice president of its Readiness & Sustainment group. Rice is an aerospace industry executive with that has deep experience in team leadership and business development. “Cristal has a demonstrated track record for leading high-performing teams and standing up new business development organizations,” said PAE president and CEO, and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, John Heller

Josh Schoeller CEO LexisNexis Health Care

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Names New Executives to Health Care Business; Josh Schoeller Quoted

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has appointed new executives to its Health Care Business leadership team. Dave Corbett will serve as head of Sales and Client Engagement and Jeff Diamond has been promoted to senior vice president of Commercial Operations. “[Corbett] brings tremendous experience in nurturing client relationships and leading high-performing sales teams that will help us deliver more value for our clients,” said Josh Schoeller, CEO of LexisNexis Risk Solutions' health care business.

Don Brown GM of Government Services Telesat

Don Brown: Telesat’s US Subsidiary to Help Lockheed, SDA Test Commercial-Gov’t Space Network Interoperability

A Telesat subsidiary will participate in a Lockheed Martin-led team that won a $187.5M contract from the Space Development Agency to provide 10 space vehicles with communication links to explore interoperability between commercial and government satellites.