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A name for MSL, MSL
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post Jun 14 2008, 08:27 AM
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wheel.gif I think MSL should be given a better name! Like what it was done with the MER rovers(Spirit-Opportunity). We could propose some! I propose the names "Eureka!" and "Innovation". What about you? We could then(after some months maybe) vote for the best of them!


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post Jun 14 2008, 08:44 AM
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How about 'Leviathan' due to MSL's monsterous stature and menacing profile?


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post Jun 14 2008, 09:15 AM
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I propose name "INVINCIBLE". Name is based upon SF novel "The Invincible" by Stanislaw Lem (1967). One of the best SF novels you've probably never heard of.


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post Jun 14 2008, 10:05 AM
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Great book. Not sure the name is very auspicious, taken from that source though.
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post Jun 14 2008, 10:27 AM
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MUV ... the Martian version of the Earth's SUVs, but environmentally friendly with no CO2 emissions (just dont mention the nuclear reactor on board) rolleyes.gif


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post Jun 14 2008, 11:53 AM
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'MSL' will do probably.

But with a laser beam and nuclear power...the only name you're going to call it is 'sir'

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post Jun 14 2008, 03:55 PM
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Okay...Mister MSL. I'd like to see an entire high school football team even try to call him a nerd...it'd get ugly, quickly! tongue.gif

On a slightly less serious note, how about the Sagan Memorial "Martian Overall Natural Science Traversable Exploration Rover"?


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post Jun 14 2008, 04:25 PM
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I still like "Ms. L". We just have to figure out what the "L" stands for. Lulu?
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post Jun 14 2008, 04:30 PM
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Uh...."Large?" rolleyes.gif

I dunno. Anthropomorphizing is utterly subjective, but to me MSL looks like it's got a definite masculine vibe going on. I wouldn't pick a fight with it!


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post Jun 14 2008, 04:32 PM
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I can hear the commercials now....

"SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! Come see the Monster Martian Rover, laying WASTE to Mawrth Valley! SUNDAY! Watch while it blasts rocks to bits with its bitchin' LASER BEAM! SUNDAY!"

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post Jun 14 2008, 04:38 PM
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Yep. As I said a few months ago, I've already cut the sleeves off of my spacesuit, and the dual-beer helmet-mounted delivery system has passed CDR...


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post Jun 14 2008, 04:50 PM
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In all seriousness (well, at least partial seriousness), I'd love to see the MSL team have the guts that the MER team lacked, and go ahead with the most obvious and appropriate name possible for MSL:

Marvin.

Of course, when MSL radios back a request for a PU238 explosive modulator, I'm not quite sure what we're going to do... except to duck, cover and wait for the Earth-shattering kaboom... huh.gif

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post Jun 14 2008, 05:19 PM
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QUOTE (nprev @ Jun 14 2008, 11:30 AM) *
...to me MSL looks like it's got a definite masculine vibe going on. I wouldn't pick a fight with it!

You gonna mess with this?
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post Jun 14 2008, 10:52 PM
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QUOTE (dvandorn @ Jun 14 2008, 05:50 PM) *
Marvin.


Douglas Adams took his literary cue from Stanislaw Lem. He'd probably have voted for 'Invincible' but crossed his fingers under the table.
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post Jun 15 2008, 12:10 AM
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QUOTE (nprev @ Jun 14 2008, 05:30 PM) *
I dunno. Anthropomorphizing is utterly subjective, but to me MSL looks like it's got a definite masculine vibe going on.


MArtian CHemIStry MObile Laboratory huh.gif
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