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Project space gets 4 boys NASA prize

An imaginary dwelling in space, which can accommodate about 10,000 people. That?s the project four Orissa boys presented at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration AMES Research Centre in the US.

india Updated: May 25, 2006 14:34 IST

An imaginary dwelling in space, which can accommodate about 10,000 people. That’s the project four Orissa boys presented at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) AMES Research Centre in the US.

Not surprisingly, they won the second prize at the ‘National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space Settlement Design Contest’ for their project titled — Eden. Ullas Mishra, the group leader, Amitav Mohanty, Ashim Kar and Soumya Ranjan Pati — are all students at the Ispat English Medium School.

The school is run by the Rourkela Steel Plant bagged the joint prize. Four teams from India had participated in the competition with the Ryan International School of New Delhi winning the first prize.

In all, 95 teams from across the globe, had participated in the contest which required students to design a space settlement. The boys won the second prize along with some other institutes.

The enterprising students have received a certificate each for their project, the title of which has been inspired from the famed Garden of Eden in Paradise.

The four students have also been invited by National Aeronautics and Space Administration to visit the space centre.