Voting for the name of Australia’s new moon rover will start

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  1. Bowerbird

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    Apparently the selection has already come down one of four
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-11...n-rover-names-shortlist-public-vote/103044826

    The first two are from First Nation language and are very fitting, the third maybe a bit cringeworthy on the international stage but the fourth - well are we really going to pass that one up? :p

    I just fear this will end like the UK’s Boaty McBoatface vote that ended with the boat in question being renamed to end the embarrassment:p

    But the good news is we are entering the space race! :D
     
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    Sounds like a “new moon” phase. Maybe good name? Hmmmm…..
     
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    How about day late and a dollar short?
    Or possibly.... Better late than never?
     
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    Well, leave it to the Aussies
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    I wanna see the dark side of the moon. Maybe if I win the lotto Space X could take me there?
     
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    Oh! I just put on Pink Floyd and close my eyes :p
     
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    Maybe give them a little while before you book a flight.
    Let them get a bit less explodey.
     
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    Damn… sad but true.
     
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    Steady Pie Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Why are we going to the moon again? Could this money be better spent? Barely anyone can afford to live in Sydney, maybe we should try and fix some of that before flying to some rock in the sky?

    Apparently we need to be careful when landing because the moon is covered in ancient songlines that once guided the aboriginals to and from their ancestral lands. The moon is a culturally sensitive celestial body.
     
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    Research always pays - eventually but it pays. The moon will be a stepping stone to the stars eventually so yeah! It is worthwhile
     
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    ROOVER....the name y'all chose.
     

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