NASA's Space Settlement Design Competition is one of those prestigious competitions to which every school looks forward each year. And now, Indian schools have all the more reasons to take much more interest in the competition. A group of students from the Amity International School here has won the prestigious twentieth Annual International Space Settlement Design Competition, 2015. The event was being held at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.
The Amity group embodied 12 students - Dhruv Khanna, Aabhas Vaish, Aman Agarwal, Anuj Harisinghani, Rishab Srivastava, Chittaranjan Prasad, Suchit Jain, Rahul Rajput, Tanay Asija, Anant Chaturvedi, Grishma Purewal from Class XI and Mudit Gupta from Class X.
The last round of Space Settlement Design Competition, held between August 2-4, saw investment of '4 organizations' with 50 members each from everywhere throughout the world who were seeking the title.
Amity International School head Renu Singh said that her students were in an organization called 'Vulture Aviation' and were clubbed with groups from Latin America and North America and two chose group finalists from the UK and USA.
The Amity group composed two fundamental settlements and four remote settlements to suit a populace of 24,000 and in addition a transient of 3,000 more on Mars utilizing a straightforward material, 'Aluminum Oxinitride'.
While outlining the settlement, the colleagues dealt with perspectives, for example, Automation Engineering, Operations Engineering, Human Engineering, Marketing and Finance, Schedule and Cost.
The group took a shot at the outline for 48 hours.
Showing a brief about the venture, Aabhas Vaish said that the Mars Space Settlement was named 'Argonom Bult' and proposed to be outlined inside a cavity.
He further included that the choice of area for the Mars province relied on upon the nature of soil and measure of dust tempest in the specific territory.
He said that the aggregate expense included in building a settlement for 24,000 habitants would be 1,225,571,360,000 dollars.
The International Space Settlement Design Competition is a prestigious challenge which intends to bestow modern abilities in students. The opposition puts secondary school students in the shoes of aviation design specialists.