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A name for MSL, MSL
helvick
post Jun 15 2008, 06:19 AM
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I second Doug's call for the MSL team to have the conviction to celebrate an inspirational Martian. I'm assuming he was referring to this early effort by the MER team to call MER-A, Marvin and MER-B, Daffy.
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The fact that there is yet another legendary Marvin in Adam's Hitchhiker's Guide is a serious plus in my book.
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post Jun 15 2008, 06:37 AM
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MARVIN the MARs maVIN.
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post Jun 16 2008, 01:37 PM
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QUOTE (centsworth_II @ Jun 15 2008, 07:37 AM) *
MARVIN the MARs maVIN.

along same lines..just spelled differently

MARVAN.. MARs miniVAN
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post Jun 16 2008, 02:58 PM
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I don't think geeky names like "Marvin" have a good chance. Just remember missions that have flown so far. Many missions are names after historic ships. I think MSL could be "Mayflower".
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post Jun 16 2008, 03:17 PM
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If you try to pronounce MSL, you get "Muscle", which seems to me an appropriate name for the beast.
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post Jun 16 2008, 03:26 PM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Jun 16 2008, 10:58 AM) *
Many missions are names after historic ships.

It must be historic. It's got it's own web site.
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post Jun 16 2008, 08:23 PM
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QUOTE (charborob @ Jun 16 2008, 07:17 AM) *
If you try to pronounce MSL, you get "Muscle", which seems to me an appropriate name for the beast.

I tried it and got "Missile". ph34r.gif
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post Jul 15 2008, 11:31 PM
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And what about name like "Hope"?


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post Jul 16 2008, 02:39 AM
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I predict a MSL naming contest is coming soon rolleyes.gif
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post Jul 16 2008, 02:45 AM
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QUOTE (Ant103 @ Jul 15 2008, 04:31 PM) *
And what about name like "Hope"?


Yeah...as in "Sure hope the EDL system works!" tongue.gif (Sorry; couldn't resist!)


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post Jul 16 2008, 05:32 AM
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QUOTE (Ant103 @ Jul 15 2008, 06:31 PM) *
And what about name like "Hope"?

I guess this wouldn't be a favorite of the "Spirit" and "Opportunity" haters (the names, not the craft). I personally liked those names, even before the bearers of them performed such feats as to make any name they carry one for the ages. But Hope is too smarmy even for me. Let's save it for a killer-asteroid deflection mission when it really counts!
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post Jul 16 2008, 06:58 AM
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I dunno -- I'm overwhelmed with an image of our intrepid rover cresting a hill with a golf club clutched in a manipulator claw, saying, "Hi, Mars 'Science Lab' Hope here. I thought I was here to do a USO show -- where are you hiding Jerry Cologna?"

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post Jul 16 2008, 11:24 AM
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QUOTE (vmcgregor @ Jul 16 2008, 04:39 AM) *
I predict a MSL naming contest is coming soon rolleyes.gif

Coming from you, it is surely NOT to be called a prediction!
Thank you for the info wink.gif


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post Jul 16 2008, 05:16 PM
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I'm thinking 'Canyonero'

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post Jul 16 2008, 08:13 PM
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QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Jul 16 2008, 01:16 PM) *
I'm thinking 'Canyonero'

Let's hope the MSL -- I mean Canyonero -- is still fully loaded when it gets to Mars.
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