Boaty McBoatface the Submarine Prepares for its First Day at Sea
First, he earned a name that many never expected him to seriously have. Now, Boaty McBoatface will have a chance to shine as it takes on its first underwater mission.
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This yellow submarine will set out later this week to Antartica where it will autonomously explore the depths of several locations.
Initially, Boaty’s name resulted from a very public win in a poll for the UK’s polar research vessel. However, much to the disappointment of the public, British authorities didn’t think the £۲۰۰m project (nearly $ 300M USD) should carry the name.