Meet boy, an Indian genius, whose project prepared for Rs 150 has been chosen by NASA, he is from...

NASA’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge (HERC) features an engineering design challenge that aims to engage students in the next phase of human space exploration.

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NASA, the American space agency is set to organise its engineering design challenge called, Human Exploration Rover Challenge (HERC). The challenge will be held on April 18 to 20, 2024. In NASA's Human Exploration Rover Challenge 2024, various students have been selected for Team Kaizel to participate in it.

A boy from Chhaysan, a small village in Dadri in Greater Noida, is also selected to go to NASA. 15-year-old Utkarsh is currently appearing for class 10th exam from UP Board. Utkarsh participated in a science competition in January in which he made a wireless electric vehicle charger.

Utkarsh shared that he only prepared his project for just Rs 150, whereas other students who participated in the competition had spent Rs 25 thousand to one lakh on their projects. For some time, Utkarsh wondered how he would stand in front of these other children, but the DM was impressed after hearing Utkarsh's ideas and innovations at such a young age.

DM made Utkarsh a part of a team that was making a rover. The rover is ready which has to participate in a Human Exploration Rover Challenge at NASA. Utkarsh will leave soon with his team.

However, Utkarsh's life has not been very easy. Utkarsh is only 15 years old. Eight years ago his father Upendra suffered a brain hemorrhage. Utkarsh's grandfather Surendra Singh takes care of the household expenses through farming. Utkarsh helps him in farming as well. Utkarsh is studying in a government school. Utkarsh said that he wants to become a design engineer.

Other than Utkarsh, Lokesh Kumar from Tauru, Nuh studying in Class 10; Pallavi studying in Class 10 from Badshahpur, Gurugram; Arun Kumar from Faridabad; Om from Noida and Rohit Pal from Panipat are the students who have also been selected for the design challenge.

Every year, NASA’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge (HERC) features an engineering design challenge. The design challenge aims to engage students in the next phase of human space exploration. 

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