Warangal engineering students selected for NASA challenge

A team of five engineering students from Telangana have been selected for prestigious NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge.

The five students are from SR Engineering College from Warangal and they will take part in the fifth annual challenge which will be organized in Huntsville, Alabama in US on April 12-14.

It is one of the four teams of the short-listed groups who will participate from India in the NASA Challenge.

Students from 23 countries will participate in the NASA challenge to create a buggey designed to traverse the simulated surface of moon.

The team is supposed to prepare a moon buggey design will report and submit their idea. The team is led by their faculty Manoj Chaudhary. The students from SR Engineering College Warangal include P Paul Vineeth, Prakash Raineni, P Sravan Rao, Rondla Dilipreddy and Venishetty Sneha.

NIT Warangal

NIT Warangal

A Madhukar Reddy,Secretary of Sr Engineering College congratulated the selected students and said that it was a great opportunity to design, build and test technologies that enable rovers to work in different types of environmental conditions.

The NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge started as the NASA Great Moonbuggy Race and was held first during 1994. This was after 25 years when the first manned Apollo landed on the moon.

The present challenge focuses on National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s present plans to explore planets, moons, asteroids and comets.

The NASA challenge engaged more than 10,000 students during its 20 years run and demonstrated that these young budding scientists and engineers were capable of doing complex work.

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