US Ambassador congratulates Indian, Pakistani winners for NASA competition

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New Delhi, Feb.2 (ANI): United States Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer on Tuesday congratulated Indian and Pakistani student winners here for having successfully contested in the 16th Annual International Space Settlement Design Competition.

These winners here will now join 12 other finalist teams from around the world to compete at the 16th Annual International Space Settlement Design Competition at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Interacting with media persons in New Delhi, the U.S. Ambassador appreciated the brilliance of students from the two countries.

"As an American Ambassador we are just delighted to see the students from Pakistan and the students from India cooperating with originality, creativity and team work to design a winning competition for a future city in space that will have 10,000 people. There are no boundaries or limitations for people working together and cooperating 16-17-year-old and see smiles on their faces." said Timothy J. Roemer, United States Ambassador to India

The winning team included standard X, XI, and XII students from a leading school located in New Delhi and also a school in Lahore, Pakistan.

Sara Hussain, a student from Lahore Grammar School in Pakistan, said she was delighted to win.

"We are going to Houston or the finale our project was about designing a space settlement design and we won," said Hussain.

The students designed a city in space that will be home for over 10,000 people, demonstrating creativity, technical competence, management skills, environmental knowledge, teamwork, and presentation techniques to conquer the problems inherent in designing a space.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sponsored the competition. (ANI)

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