Voters go with spacey names for the Arconic eaglets
DAVENPORT — The real space race beat out a fictional television show about nerdy friends, aviation pioneers and two other sets of names in voting for the new names of a trio of baby eaglets nesting near the Arconic factory in Riverdale.
Arconic held an online vote to name the three eaglets shortly after they hatched. Here are the final voting results:
Apollo, Gemini, Mercury 1091
Scout, Braveheart, Hunter 1066
Orville, Wilbur, Amelia 689
Valor, Nova, Journey 509
Penny, Sheldon, Leonard 504
The names – which represent three NASA manned space flight missions – have an Arconic connection because all spacecraft used in those missions contained aluminum produced at the company’s Davenport Works.