NASA announced Wednesday that it is naming the landing site of the Mars Curiosity rover “The Bradbury Landing,” after late author Ray Bradbury. The name was chosen by the Curiosity science team, and was announced on Bradbury’s 92nd birthday, August 22, 2012.
“It was not a difficult decision for the science team,” said Michael Meyer, NASA program scientist for Curiosity. “Many of us and millions of other readers were inspired in our lives by stories Ray Bradbury wrote to dream of the possibility of life on Mars.”
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