Naveen Patnaik Pats Odisha Students For Podium Performance In NASA Rover Challenge

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday lauded a team of high school students from Odisha for bagging the third position in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge-2021.

The team created as part of the Navonmesh Prasar Student Astronomy Team (NaPSAT) had designed a rover that can move on the surface of Mars for the global competition. Incidentally, this was the first ever high school team to represent India at the competition that was held in Alabama, US earlier this month.

The team also won the Videography Award in the prestigious competition.

In a congratulatory tweet, the CM wrote, “Congratulate @NaPSATIndia on winning laurels for #Odisha by securing the third position in @NASA @RoverChallenge. This stellar achievement puts the institute on the global map and will inspire more budding scientists & innovators. Best wishes for future.”

Also Read: Odisha School Students Design Mars Rover For NASA Challenge

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