Two Indian student groups from Punjab and Tamil Nadu have won the NASA Human Exploration Challenge 2022, a media release says.
Announced by as many as 91 teams, including 58 colleges and 33 high schools, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, announced during a virtual awards ceremony on April 29.
The challenge required American and international student teams to design, engineer, and test a human-powered rover on a course that simulated the terrain on rocky bodies in the solar system.
Teams also performed task assignments, including sample retrieval and spectroscopy, while the course was negotiated.
“This year, students were asked to design a course that simulated obstacles as if they were competing in Huntsville,” Aundra Brooks-Davenport, activity lead for the challenge at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, said Tuesday.
“Ensuring team safety has been a key factor in the development of their obstacle design,” said Ms. Brooks-Davenport. “We are excited about the virtual competition and the opportunity it has provided for our teams.”
The Presidency Model School for Fit Children of Punjab has been awarded the STEM Participation Award in the High School Division. The statement announced that the team of Vellore Institute of Technology in Tamil Nadu has been declared the winner of the College/University Department of the Social Media Award.
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