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Mars Rover Named for Sojourner Truth

NASA has named its Mars Pathfinder rover after Sojourner Truth. The 25-pound, six-wheeled rover will be the first to explore Mars. According to NASA: The name Sojourner was chosen for the Mars Pathfinder rover after a year-long, worldwide competition in which students up to 18 years old were invited to select a heroine and submit an essay about her historical …

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