August 4, 2012 12:00 AM

Lenexa teen who named Curiosity rover will be part of Mars landing

The most advanced mission yet to Mars is about to make the most perilous descent ever to the surface of the Red Planet, and a Lenexa teenager will be right in the middle of the excitement. Clara Ma, who wrote the winning essay and gave the name Curiosity to the latest Martian rover, will be a special guest at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., for the landing early Monday.

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