Rosetta Philae landing place naming contest (now closed)

Rosetta’s lander Philae is due make a soft landing on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 12 November.

Rosetta, Philae and the comet all have a name’s, but the planned landing spot is just name landing place “J”.

As a lot of people remember Amstrong’s words “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed”, naming a historic landing place looks like a good idea.

As the a soft landing on a comet is not done before it looked a good idea to the ESA people and its Rosetta mission partners to give a little more cachet to the event ad find a good name to rebrand landing place “J” Suggestions anyone????

Yes that’s right! They opened a competition!

The competition is now closed, the winner will be announced on 3 november.

You can enter your suggestion on the ESA rosetta competition page (competition will run until  22 October 23:59 UT)

The story of the Rosetta mission, brilliantly animated.