Palak Agarwal, a student of 10th class in a school of India's northern Karnal was selected under a student programme under which a few students across the globe get an opportunity to get training in NASA.
Palak said, "I am inspired by Kalpana Chawla. She dreamt that India should foster ahead in this (astronomy) field. I want to fulfill her dream."
Palak Agarwal father, Kanhiya Lal Agarwal said, "Parents feel proud if their kid does well. She was determined from beginning to achieve something in a scientific field. Inspired by Kalpana Chawla, she did her research on Internet."
We helped her in whatever manner we could. Wherever she had to give test or seek admission, we took her and will continue to do so," he added