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

Description:

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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The Radieye

Ummm maybe
OptimusPrime, Cuz he is cool and so was the movie
Death Ray, Cuz

The vagtastic voyager

mokis,that's the name i want,it means free ,free univers ,for everyone to discover.my id mihu_20072001@yahoo.com

First Rays Of The New Rising Sun
After one of our most cosmic explorers-Jimi Hendrix

THE "IONIZER"
BECAUSE OF THE DIFFERENT PENETRATING PROPERTIES THAT ARE IMPORTANT IN THE STUDY AND USE OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL.

Zeppelin
Galileo

ARNOLD after my great dane who everyone always says thats a great name plus the next telescope's name can start with a B

i think it should be called copernicus
Nicholas Copernicus (1473 -1543) was a Polish astronomer, well known for his Copernican theory. His theory stated that sun rest near the center of the universe, and the earth, which spun daily on its axis, revolved annually around the sun. Now, this process is known as helocentric, or suncentered, system. Copernicus first began going to the University of Krakow in 1491. He studied liberal arts for four years withouth recieving a degree, and then went to Italy to study law and medicine. During the Janurary of 1497 he bean to study canon law at University of Bologna while living with a mathematician, Domenico Maria de Novara. Novara sparked Copernicus' interest in geography and astronomy, and the final climax of it came when the two watched the occultation(eclipse by the moon) of the star Aldebaran on March 9, 1497. After this, Copernicus lectured about astronomy in Rome. After pursuing a career in medicine, he started to write books about astronomy. His famous one which he wrote between 1507-1515 was called De Hypthesibus Motuum Coelestium a se Censtitutis Commentariolus (commonly known as Commentariolus).

godspeed

FIREFLY

SERENITY

TRANQUILITY

Fan of Joss Whedon? Me too...I'd love it to be called firefly ;)

Jeepers Peepers

Roland B.

FireFox..Cause its looking for (heat) gamma rays and its a hunter. Fox Have keen eyes for hunting.

ORASIS

It means "vision" in greek. What's more suitable for a telescope?

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ORASIS

It means "vision" in greek.What's more suitable for a telescope?

GALAERIA..from the GALAXY LAND AREA..AND ALSO FROM THE INVERNTO OF TELESCOPE..GALLILEO..

g-eye

because it's looking at gamma rays

g-eye

gamma-eye because it's looking at gamma rays

I think it should be called Armegeddon.

It should be named K4EB. It is so easy for anyone to remember.

I suggest "Ariadna" - This was the name of a huntress - to hunt down the mysteries of our universe.

"EAGLE EYE",as it's similar to an eagle spotting out distant things.

I propose the name PHOINIX. From the legendary bird.

The Space Lantern
Guides our way through deep space.

FOSTIR or simple FOS.FOS is the greek word for light.It is the symbol of both life and knowledge.FOSTIR is the one who has the light,knowledge etc.Many greek words and names are used in asronomy,anyway.

REBIDOTCOM

The Hunter:
One who searches for or seeks something: a treasure hunter.

KHAYAM. Although known in the west for his poetry, Omar Khayam was in fact, a top mathematician and astronomer of his days. His establisment of a number of observatories are well documented.

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