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#1 2002-11-26 14:55:48

Palomar
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Re: Name the Mars Robot - For children

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

Have fun!  smile

--Cindy

P.S.:  It -is- a cute robot...as robots go.  wink


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#2 2002-11-26 15:24:24

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Re: Name the Mars Robot - For children

(Eds. Note: The contest is only open to school children in grades K-12.) [/quote:post_uid0]

No fun for us grown-ups then...  smile


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#3 2002-11-30 22:44:36

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Re: Name the Mars Robot - For children

I personally like Regan...



THE REGAN ROVER...

"Pioneering new ways in an old world since 2006..."


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#4 2002-12-08 01:18:48

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Re: Name the Mars Robot - For children

LOL!  I clicked on Cindy's link and it took me to a pic of the ISS.  Of all the things we could name that piece of #@%@#!  Anyways, I thought Adrian deleted the Youth Group section.  Shows how observant I am... tongue


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#5 2002-12-10 08:36:20

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Re: Name the Mars Robot - For children

LOL!  I clicked on Cindy's link and it took me to a pic of the ISS.  Of all the things we could name that piece of #@%@#!  Anyways, I thought Adrian deleted the Youth Group section.  Shows how observant I am... tongue[/quote:post_uid3]
*Why do I get the feeling this robot is going to be named "Harry Potter" -- ?  ???

I suppose they narrowed the applicants for the "name the robot" competition as they did [school-aged people], because I can just about imagine the flood of suggestions they'd get if the competition were open to everyone.  smile

--Cindy


We all know those Venusians: Doing their hair in shock waves, smoking electrical coronas, wearing Van Allen belts and resting their tiny elbows on a Geiger counter...

--John Sladek (The New Apocrypha)

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#6 2002-12-10 20:16:26

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Re: Name the Mars Robot - For children

*Why do I get the feeling this robot is going to be named "Harry Potter" -- ? 

I suppose they narrowed the applicants for the "name the robot" competition as they did [school-aged people], because I can just about imagine the flood of suggestions they'd get if the competition were open to everyone. 

--Cindy
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Come to think of it, I would like to see odd groups of people given the exclusive chance to name the robot.  It would be interesting to see what kinds of monikers the residents of psychowards or prisons would suggest.  Of course that wouldn't sit well with most people but I want to see the names they come up with.


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#7 2002-12-11 09:06:10

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Re: Name the Mars Robot - For children

*Why do I get the feeling this robot is going to be named "Harry Potter" -- ? 

I suppose they narrowed the applicants for the "name the robot" competition as they did [school-aged people], because I can just about imagine the flood of suggestions they'd get if the competition were open to everyone. 

--Cindy
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Come to think of it, I would like to see odd groups of people given the exclusive chance to name the robot.  It would be interesting to see what kinds of monikers the residents of psychowards or prisons would suggest.  Of course that wouldn't sit well with most people but I want to see the names they come up with.[/quote:post_uid3]
???

If there were any select group to give the competition to, I say take it to the senior citizens.  They're the generation which created cool super-heros in comic books, animated cartoons, gave their war planes funky names in WWII, etc., etc.  I bet they could come up with some really interesting names.

--Cindy


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#8 2002-12-11 16:11:38

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Re: Name the Mars Robot - For children

I don't even want to know...

Hell, they'd probably vote for the Regan Rover too! big_smile


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#9 2002-12-11 22:30:57

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Re: Name the Mars Robot - For children

LOL, I could see them voting for the Regan rover.


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#10 2002-12-11 23:28:46

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Re: Name the Mars Robot - For children

LOL, I could see them voting for the Regan rover.[/quote:post_uid5]
*Okay, I'm -not- following you guys with this "Regan" thing.  Do you mean ::Reagan::, as in Ronald Reagan, former President?  No?  Please explain?

--Cindy


We all know those Venusians: Doing their hair in shock waves, smoking electrical coronas, wearing Van Allen belts and resting their tiny elbows on a Geiger counter...

--John Sladek (The New Apocrypha)

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#11 2002-12-11 23:36:01

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Re: Name the Mars Robot - For children

Yeah!  Like former president Ronald Regan.  What's not to like?  He was California governor, reduced taxes, ensured the fall of the Soviet Union, built the nation's military to a new peak, and ushered in the Space Shuttle.

I mean, the senior citizens, mostly conservative in their old age (unlike myself, a spry whipper-snapper) were the majority age group back when Regan was in office.  Why not?

The Regan Rover... [i:post_uid0]Pioneering New Ways in an Old World Since 2006[/i:post_uid0]  I LOVE IT! big_smile


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