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100 Students from South India to visit NASA
Come April, 100 students from the southern states would head for the United States of America on a nine-day mission. The young brains will get exposed to the science of rocketry, space shuttles and interact with astronauts at NASA.
The tour that includes a day out at Walt Disney World in Orlando begins on April 27 from Chennai. According to K.Srimathy managing director of World Travel Club, the educational tour has been organised in association with Kennedy Space Center at Florida. She said, “For the first time, such kind of trip has been conducted in South India.
It is an attempt to transform the dreams of those students, who are passionate about astronomy into reality. “During their visit to the NASA, the students would explore full-scale models of International Space Station (ISS) modules to learn about daily life aboard the ISS and various types of re search carried out by the international astronauts on board, she said.
“If they are lucky, they may witness the launch of a space shuttle too,” she said and added, “As students from other countries also converge at NASA, our children will get an opportunity to interact with them.”On the response, Srimathy claimed that a parent hailing from a remote village near Erode was keen to send his ward. The tour costs Rs.1.35 lakh per student. More details can be obtained at www.worldtravelclub.in.