A project on space satellites submitted by a girl school student in Rourkela has been selected as the best by NASA.
The project by Prateeksha Das of Class XII in the Ispat English Medium School run by Rourkela Steel Plant, won a prize of USD 2,000. She has also been selected for the prestigious Bruce M-Clark Memorial award.
Das has been invited to make a presentation at the International Space Development Conference to be held at Chicago from May 27 to 31.
Her project was on water, oxygen, creation of gravitational force and temperature control in space.
"I was expecting appreciation, but did not hope for global recognition," Prateeksha said.
"I an thrilled and excited. I hope, I will be able to make a good impression in Chicago."
Prateeksha's father is an AGM in the Rourkela Steel Plant and her mother is a school teacher.