Indian students bag 2nd prize in NASA’s competition
Wow! I believe that’s the reaction of every Indian when they hear this news.
Two Indian students have won the second place for their Design of Transport Aircraft for the Future sponsored by American space agency NASA. There is an immense talent hidden in every individual and the only requirement to explore is the self confidence.
Fourteen teams and two individual students submitted their designs in the annual competition sponsored by NASA’s Fundamental Aeronautics Program, part of the agency’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. The highest scoring graduate team was from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, USA. The contest asked students to create a future subsonic transport aircraft that could carry up to 50,000 pounds, operate on runways between 1,500 and 3,000 feet long, and cruise at speeds between 595 and 625 mph.
The competition also stressed that concept planes should use alternative fuels and be quieter and more environmentally friendly than today’s commercial fleet. The judges graded the designs on criteria including creativity and imagination, feasibility and cost analysis, and comprehensive discussion of design concept.
Am I sounding more techy ?
This spectacular achievement will be an encouragement for more youngsters to explore their talents to the competitive world.