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  • Start Date:
    2-27-2008
  • Last Signed:
    3-5-2009

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Be the first to tell your friends and family you helped name the satellite that will give new insight into the nature of the universe.

Help NASA with naming the cutting edge Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, otherwise known as GLAST, observatory before it launches in mid-2008. The satellite will observe some of the most energetic sources of radiation in the universe.

 The name can be no longer than 30 characters and also must include an explanation of no more than 25 words for each suggestion.

GLAST Education and Public Outreach

When coming up with your suggestion, please consider the following:
  • The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2008.
  • The name should capture the excitement of GLAST’s mission, bringing attention to gamma rays and high-energy astronomy.
  • The name should be catchy, something that people will talk about.
  • Make it simple and easy to say. Nothing says complex and inaccessible like a mouthful of acronyms.
  • In keeping with NASA tradition, the satellite will not be named after a person who is still living.
  • Finally, the name must be original and not associated with any past, present or future astronomical observatory or space mission (domestic or international) or any NASA program. Sorry, Voyager fans!
Anyone who suggests a name in our forum section will receive a "Certificate of Participation" from NASA via return e-mail, and their name will be entered into drawing to win a year's worth of online telescope time donated by SLOOH, the Live Online Observatory.  All names and statements submitted by you become the property of NASA and will not be acknowledged or returned. Your e-mail address will not be provided to others but will be used only for providing you a "Certificate of Participation".  Your name may be used in a NASA, SLOOH or YouChoose.net press release.

 

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how about ''mama de turtle''' mama 'after mother earth and turtle 'for the turtle and the earth have traveled many a similer path
how about calling it ''' mama de turtle '''' mama as in 'mother earth and turtle for an animal with so much history and the earth and the turtle have traveled some similer paths.

Bob, all the other ones sound to..... scientific... and confusing. and not very fun

May I Love aliens Here too and Hang Out with A Few in Albemarle,NC

I love Your Websight and EveryOne Here!

Verionia Mars Satelite

Joe Jonas Lover WATS THE NAME GONNA BE

when are they gonna announce the winner.

did they just keep it GLAST?

I HOPE & PRAY THAT NASA WILL ACHIEVE EVERY MISSION.......

Did they ever announce the new name?

Fred works for me

I suggest the name 'Gamma Energy Scope'

I suggest the name GammaScope

Naming GLAST: "DESASTRO" (D)EEP (S)PACE (ASTRO)NOMICAL (O)BSERVER
HOW ABOUT THAT?

The satellite name is suitable all point of view
GRETS
Gamma
Rays
Effects
test
Satellite

The satellite name is suitable all point of view
GREETS-to-e
Gamma
Rays
Environmental
Effects
Telescoping
Satellite
to
earth

The satellite name is suitable all point of view
GREETS-to-e
Gamma
Rays
Environmental
Effects
Testing
Satellite
to
earth

I would probably call your GLAST mission satellite ProtoGenea the daughter of Deucalion and Pyrrha.
“Proto”meaning“First” (protarchic).
“Genea”meaning”birth”.
The “protarchic birth” the ultimate first birth.
The big bang with “Pyrrha”(fire) as mother and “Deucalion” father.
(dy?k?'l??n) , in Greek mythology, son of Prometheus and father of Hellen. When Zeus, angered by humanity's irreverence, flooded the earth, Deucalion, warned by Prometheus, survived by taking refuge with his wife, Pyrrha, in an ark. Later, an oracle told them to cast behind them the bones of their mother (i.e., the stones of the earth). From these stones sprang men and women who repopulated the world.

Paralleling the two words in synchronous thinking.
Proto(n) = the Proton particle
Genea = the birth
The birth of the protons “THE BIG BANG”.

oo, or maybe, "NEW BEGINNING"

why not, "NEW LIGHT"

I suggest calling it "LIGHTNINGBOLT", lightning flashs and keeps on going and is full of electricity.

Name it " APOGEE "
THE most distant point of an elipitical orbit.
How's that for science

EPIPHANY
Def: 1.a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something; 2.an intuitive grasp of reality through something; 3.an illuminating discovery; 4.a revealing scene or moment. Seems to sum it up IMHO.

HOPE

Amber

KRISHNA

KRISHNA

I PURPOSE "HOLLIDAY"

Atilio Rodriguez,
Maracaibo-Venezuela

Seacher and Observer of Higher Scale Spatial Particles Accelerator-"SOHSSPA"
or this:
Spatial Telescope of Astronomical Particles Accelerator-"STAPA"

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