Wanted: inspiring name for the March 2020 rover of Europe

Work: ExoMars roverRight of image ESA Legend Artwork: The ExoMars rover will land the red planet in early 2021

Here is your chance to name the European rover that will go to Mars in 2020.

Currently called ExoMars, the six-wheeled robot needs something a little more engaging and inspiring when it lands the red planet.

Astraut Tim Peake leads the hunt for a great nickname.

He wants everye to go to a special website set up for this purpose and enter a suggesti. But do not think that "Spacey McSpaceFace" is an amateur because it's not an line poll.

All ideas will be presented to a panel of experts and they will make the final choice.

Right of image UKSA Legend Tim Peake, astraut of the European Space Agency, during the Friday air demstrati

The vehicle is currently assembled at Stevenage's Airbus plant.

His job when he lands Mars in 2021 will be to look for signs of microbial life present or past. The robot will even have a drill to dig 2m into the ground to see if any insects are hiding from the surface.

Tim says thinking about the rover …

We will be happy to hear your thoughts

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