Two names. The first is "Bob", because, Bob. The second, (And admitedly more serious) "The Raymond Bradbury"
So for SF authors that have written well-known works involving Mars, the list so far would be:the H. G. Wellsthe Edgar Rice Burroughsthe Stanley G. Weinbaumthe Robert A. Heinleinthe Arthur C. Clarkethe Isaac Asimovthe Ray Bradburythe Kim Stanley Robinsonthe Ben BovaThere are plenty of other writers who have written at least one well-known Mars story, including A. N. Tolstoy (Aelita -- 1922), C. S. Lewis (Out of the Silent Planet -- 1938), H. Beam Piper (Omnilingual -- 1957), Gordon R. Dickson (The Far Call -- 1978), Greg Bear (Moving Mars -- 1993), Stephen Baxter (Voyage -- 1996), William K. Hartmann (Mars Underground -- 1997) and Geoffrey A. Landis (Mars Crossing -- 2000).
Ahem:The StiltonThe CamembertThe Port SalutThe WensleydaleThe EdamHave you got Cheddar?Not much call for it around here, sir.
I feel certain unease about naming a spacecraft after a volcano...
Further names which might be considered include:Santa MaríaPintaNiña
Quote from: mfck on 07/19/2014 12:41 AMI feel certain unease about naming a spacecraft after a volcano...Better that than naming them after craters.
The Edwin Aldrin.The guy has been out there pushing Mars exploration since before Musk.