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Boaty McBoatface heading off on first mission

Last year, a contest was held to name a British research vessel and the name Boaty McBoatface took the prize. Now, Boaty is headed to Antarctica to do his thing, but it’s not the McBoatface that was originally planned.

The naming contest was originally held to name a scientific ship, but officials decided on a more auspicious name but to honor the contest-winning name, a research submarine instead wears the popular moniker.

 

Duncan Idaho

Duncan is a science and technology reporter for CDN and serves as the lead geek correspondent. Follow him if you like rockets, mobile tech, video games or ... just about anything nerdy.

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