Meet Roo-Ver

What’s in the name? Roo-ver is the name of our history-making rover.

The Australian public chose the name, after a competition that saw more than 8,000 entries.

The chosen name was entered by Siwa from New South Wales who said: “Our lunar rover deserves to be named after something iconically Australian, reflecting the Aussie spirit as we launch into this new endeavour. A kangaroo is part of the Australian Coat of Arms and it’s time for Australian science to take the next leap all the way up into space.”