New NASA Named Spaceships & You May Be Surprised Who Got To Name Them

      Have you ever wanted to name a NASA spaceship?{} Well, middle school students at Emily Dickinson Elementary School{}in Bozeman, Montana can knock that off their bucket-list.{} Here's a snapshot of the smiling bunch.

      Students from across the nation submitted possible names for twin NASA spaceships, formerly named GRAIL-A and GRAIL-B.{} Over 900 classrooms and 11,000 students from 45 states participated in the name search!{} So what are the new names?{} "Ebb and Flow" are the winners!{}

      Jim Green, director of NASA's Planetary Science Division in Washington says, {}"These spacecraft represent not only great science, but great inspiration for our future.{} As they study our lunar neighbor, Ebb and Flow will undergo nearly the same motion as the tides we feel here on Earth."

      GRAIL stands for Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory.{} So what does GRAIL do?{} Well, it's NASA's first planetary mission focused on education and public outreach.{} The hope is to get the public{}more involved through the "MoonKam".{} This feature will allow students to capture pictures of the moon's surface.{}

      Image credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechUltimately, scientists are hoping this will engage the public, as well as help give better understanding to how{}our solar system formed.{}

      Congratulations, Emily Dickinson students!{}