Grail MoonKAM: The GRAIL Spacecraft Names

At the end of a nation-wide school contest, on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, the GRAIL Spacecraft officially received their new names, EBB & FLOW.


Winning School: Emily Dickinson Elementary School in Bozeman, Montana
Winning Classroom: Nina DiMauro’s 4th Grade

Winning Essay:
“We have been studying the Solar System and learning about the Sun, Planets, and the Moon. We think Ebb and Flow (or Flood) are good names for Grail-A and Grail-B because the Moon’s gravity is the reason we have high tides and low tides. We thought it would be good to have names that represent something very important about the moon and what it causes to happen on Earth. Grail-A and Grail-B are on a journey just like the Moon is on a journey around Earth.”

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