PARIS - Will space historians one day say “Agilkia” with the same awe as they utter “Tranquility Base,” where in 1969 Man first walked on the Moon? Agilkia - called after an island on the Nile - has been selected as the name of the site for the first landing on a comet, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Tuesday. The historic event will take place on November 12, when ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft will send down a robot lab, Philae, to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Rosetta is named after the stone that in the early 19th century helped Egyptologists decipher the mystery that was hieroglyphics. Philae, in turn, was named for the Nile island in southern Egypt where in 1815 an obelisk was found that was key to understanding the Rosetta stone.-And Agilkia is a nearby island that became the new home of Pharaonic temples transferred from Philae when the Aswan Dam threatened to flood the complex. “It couldn’t be a more appropriate name,” said Rosetta mission manager Fred Jansen. “The relocation of the temples of Philae island to Agilkia island was an ambitious technical endeavour performed in the 1960s and 1970s to preserve an archaeological record of our ancient history. “On November 12, we’ll be attempting a unique comet landing, an even more ambitious endeavour to unlock secrets of our most remote origins.”