An essay written by Clara Ma, winner of the Mars Science Laboratory naming contest. Ma, then just twelve years old, submitted the winning entry, “Curiosity.”

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Image credits:

Atlas rocket carrying Curiosity – Bill Dunford
Earth – NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Curiosity spacecraft renderings – NASA/JPL
Milky Way – herbraab via Flickr
Martian landscape – NASA/JPL/MSSS
Curiosity self-portrait – NASA/JPL


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One comment on ““Curiosity”
  1. Libby says:

    I love this. Clara nailed it. Your compilation and layout nailed it. Thanks for re-sharing her words. This is why I do what I do! Great post :)

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