India to take part in NASA Competition


A squad of 13 Indian engineering students, counting four girls and nine boys will contribute in NASA's important international antagonism to construct and intend distantly operated vehicles from scrape. From Thursday The group named 'Screwdrivers' from Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management, Mumbai, will struggle alongside 40 other teams from countries like China, Scotland, Russia, USA, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Norway, Denmark, Egypt, Turkey, and Poland in NASA's 15th yearly international Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) antagonism in Houston. This rivalry is being organized by MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) and Screwdrivers is the only squad from India and opposing alongside 40 other teams from countries.

Challenging for a popular prize as part of NASA's MATE global ROV opposition, the group guided by Prof Sawankumar Naik, is set to stand for India at the NASA Johnson Space Canter's Neutral Buoyancy Lab from June 23 to 25. He conveyed that, "Even though it is their third trip to the space centre, but this time, with over 40 participating teams from crossways the sphere, the stakes are superior to yet. Students are predictable to construct and intend their own distantly operated vehicles from graze. Chief Technical Officer, Vijayender Joshi conveyed that, "The tasks alter each year but are forever based on ocean engineering. This year, NASA is departing to begin an assignment to Jupiter's moon, Europa, because the moon also has water, the students would have to generate a model, which will not only work underwater but also stay alive in space.

"The plan is totally revamped from the replica that went previous year. And with a variety of changes in design, the price has approach up to an about $1,000. Made over a distance of five months, the robot, which the squad calls 'spyder', has two parts – one that can stay on top of water and another that can go beneath it. Side Screwdrivers has beforehand been felicitated by late President late APJ Abdul Kalam, Ace Nuclear Scientist Dr Anil Kakodkar, evidence investment astronaut Sunita Williams and Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis for pioneering design and cost-effective completion.