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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 press release.


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The Rupert Garcia Special


(named after my fantastic cat)

Fire Space Telescope

Fire is power and from Telescope you can find all the information because In India Fire is like a god to use so i think Fire is strongest name

Angelic View

It just says it all?

SPACEGAM, it has the short word for camera in it only written differently so that it also reminds you of gamma.

More than Meets the Eye (MME)

What's a more suitable name to use? The phenomena lurking in this vast universe is beyond what our naked- eyes can scope.

NO, Call it Optimus Prime.
Or Fenris.
If all else fails call it Bert.

I think it´s a funny name and people could remember this easily and talk about it.

I think it´s a funny name and people could remember this name easily.


Also speaks to the ghostly nature of gamma-ray signatures.

I would call the satellite, alpha gamma,I like the name.

I would go with ALPHA GAMMA, I love the name and I love astronomy.

I would prefer GALASCOPE SATTELITE, Gamma ray Large Area Telescope Satellite. Simple and easy to undestand

i would suggest ENERGAMMA...

G.A.L.A. Scope = (G.A.): Gama-ray (L.)= Long (A.): Area (Scope): Space Telescope. Sounds good, it is short and easy to paint on the actual telescope.. Or just use G.A.L.A.

the name that i wud suggest is has both gamma and energy in it,

NGHT (NASA Gamma High Energy Telescope) read as NIGHT


Mostly, I just really like the idea of a satellite named, "Winky"--but the word is related to vision and connotes a friendly view of the universe. Who could dislike a satellite named Winky?

Looking Glass, Name coming from, what is most likely, Lewis Carroll's greatest work. There is also Chief Looking Glass of the Nez Percé Indians, who with Chief Joseph, directed the Nez Percé to leave Oregon for their new home in Canada.

its like the name GLAST but different

Satellite name that i would chose ;


Big Brother NASA Rad

Big Brother NASA Rad

My 7yr old son says GAMMASAN this is for Gamma ray and Nasa spelled backwards...thus combining the two.

Da Vinci
Because he was ahead of his time like the satelite


I suggest the name:
Marie Curie
She was a well knon scientist that made researches on radiations, energy and atomic matters and was priced at the Nobel in 1911.

Bixby--after the fictional scientist who discovers a hidden strength when exposed to gamma radiation.


GLASTONBURY a name steeped in the mysterious past which the probe will be looking back into time and space.also it uses the initials of the Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope.
Geoff Francis UK

FINAL FRONTIER after the opening sentence in "Star Trek":

"Space, the Final Frontier..."

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