'Team Technovators' from India completes rover challenge at NASA

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Alabama : Proud moment for India as 'Team Technovators' of six Indian students successfully completed the Human Exploration Rover Challenge by NASA at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

According to a report by Times of India, six undergraduate students represented the nation at NASA in the recent rover challenge.

The Indian team titled themselves as 'Team Technovators', led by Tirth Shah, who is currently studying at NMIMS Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering in Mumbai.

In the rover challenge by NASA, participating teams were asked to design, build, test and race human-powered rovers, driven by one male and one female team member.

Three-quarter-mile long course war garnished with 17 different types of obstacles found on the surface of Mars.

A total of 99 teams including those from Brazil, Russia, Japan, Germany and Mexico participated in the challenge, apart from those within the US.

The Rover Challenge highlights NASA’s goals for future exploration to Mars and beyond. Inspired by the lunar roving vehicles of the Apollo moon missions, the competition challenges students to solve engineering problems, while highlighting NASA's commitment to inspiring new generations of scientists, engineers and explorers.