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Kolkata students all set to visit NASA

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Kolkata, September 12, 2013
First Published: 11:52 IST(12/9/2013) | Last Updated: 12:03 IST(12/9/2013)

Twenty-two students from MC Kejriwal Vidyapeeth have been selected to visit National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) — Kennedy Space Center— for a training programme.

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The students would be leaving for Orlando, Florida, USA, on September 19 and would be accompanied by two teachers.

The itinerary includes a threeday intensive workshop on Robotics, a first-hand experience of space technology, micro gravity, rocket designing and launching and learning about the various other aspects of Nasa’s space programme.

The students will also have the privilege of interacting with the astronauts.

“If students are only confined to text books in classrooms, they can’t aim high in their life. To be an achiever, one must go out, explore, face challenging experiences and learn from the best resources in the world. And this stint at NASA would be of great help to our students,” said the managing trustee KK Kejriwal.

The students will also get a chance to join NASA’s Dr Steve Levin, project scientist for the Juno mission to Jupiter, for a live interactive education event on September 27.

Levin will share information about the Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope programme and how students can participate in real research using a 34-meter radio telescope.

“Both the students and teachers are looking forward to this chance which, will be a great learning opportunity and an exhilarating experience. The school hopes to organise many such educational trips in the future,” he added.

This educational tour will also include visits to interesting places like the Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios in Orlando; Niagara Falls in Buffalo; Times Square, Statue of Liberty, Madam Tussaud’s in New York.

This trip has been arranged by the Delhi based Atlantis Innovation and Edu Travels.


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