NASA named the landing site on Mars Your perseverance vehicle Perseverance As Okevia Butler, the famous American science fiction author, NASA announced that she will return Design the landing site for the Mars probe inside Crater LakeButler was the first African American woman to win two awards Hugo And Nebula Which pay homage to science fiction.
According to the site “space The American, whose notable works include stories.Kindred” And”Bloodchild” And”Speech Sounds” And”Parable of the Sower” And”Parable of the Talents” And”PatternistShe passed away in 2006.
“Butler’s groundbreaking work explores issues of race and gender equality in humanity, focusing on the experiences of dark-skinned women at a time when these voices were largely absent,” said Katie Stack Morgan, a persistence vehicle scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory project in Pasadena, California. Great about science fiction
Stack Morgan continued, “The Butler Champions embodied determination and creativity, which made it a perfect fit For the persevering rover missionOvercoming challenges, its theme.
Morgan emphasized, “Butler has inspired and influenced the planetary science community and many others, including those who have been underrepresented in the fields of STEM [العلوم والتكنولوجيا والهندسة والرياضيات]”.
Also, NASA has an ancient practice of informally naming landmarks on Mars and other worlds, and NASA said in a statement that these names have not been recognized by the International Astronomical Union, which officially determines the locations of the solar system, but the names appear in scientific papers.
Notably, previous Mars missions have also included salutes to prominent members of the scientific community or related to science, dating back to the 1970s.