The Rover Rosalind Franklin

The few days ago the ExoMars rover got an official name and I was very pleased to find out it is Rosalind Franklin. Great choice!

ESA: The name of the European rover that will explore Mars in 2021 was revealed today at Airbus, Stevenage, UK by Chris Skidmore, UK Science Minister.

The rover is named Rosalind Franklin after prominent scientist behind the discovery of the structure of DNA. The ExoMars rover will be the first of its kind to combine the capability to roam around Mars and to study it at depth, searching for evidence of life buried underground. 

Image: ESA – S. Corvaja