The Navonmesh Prasar Student Astronomy
Team (NaPSAT) from Odisha has been
selected to participate in the NASA
Human Exploration Rover Challenge, which
is scheduled for April 2021. NaPSAT is
an initiative of the Bhubaneswar-based
Navonmesh Prasar Foundation. The
foundation consists of a team of space
enthusiasts who specialise in astronomy and
designing space systems, rockets, rovers and
According to NaPSAT’s founder Anil Pradhan, this is the first time that India has been selected for this challenge. The NaPSAT team consisting of 10 school students will represent India in Alabama, USA. The team will create a human-powered rover that can handle the weight of two people and move on the surface of Mars and the moon.
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