Technicians are seen from a viewing room as they work on the ExoMars rover, after its naming ceremony at Airbus DS on February 7, 2019 in Stevenage, England.

The craft was named after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin, chosen from a shortlist of over 35,000 public submissions and unveiled by U.K. Science Minister Chris Skidmore and U.K. European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake.

The rover, which is still under construction, is due to touch down on the surface of Mars in 2021 after a journey of nine months.

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