APJ students ready to take off for NASA

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Jalandhar, Jul 21 (UNI) Twelve students of city's Apeejay School will participate in the International Space Settlement design Competition to be held at NASA's Johnsons Space Centre, Houston, Texas from July 26 to 29.

NASA has selected six American teams, two Australian teams, one Romanian, one Uruguayan, one Pakistani and a Canadian team to participate in the competition, principal of the school Ranjana Sud said, adding that the team from APJ would be combined with two US teams-Durango High School, Colorado and Richard Montgomery High School, Maryland, USA to form a company named "Vulture Avaition".

Explaining about the project she said that the students would be required to design a fully compliant space settlement on the surface for the Moon having a population of more than 10,000 people and this settlement would be act as a station for further expansion on the lunar space and designer can assume they have access to technology advances decades into the future.

The team will have only 41 hours to prepare design for presentation to a panel of real aerospace NASA engineers, she said.

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