My suggestion for renaming the Philae comet lander after the ancient Greek marathon runner Pheidippides (Nature 515 (2014) 492) (

The Rosetta spacecraft’s Philae probe, which landed successfully on an orbiting comet on 12 November (see Nature; 2014), could be renamed Pheidippides — for its record-setting marathon run and transmission of its message before collapsing.

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