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Jaipur student designs model for human settlement in space

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Kriti Sarna of St. Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Jaipur, who has developed a space settlement model. Photo: Rohit Jain Paras
Kriti Sarna of St. Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Jaipur, who has developed a space settlement model. Photo: Rohit Jain Paras

She will attend International Space Development Conference in Washington

A 16-year-old student of a city school who has designed a model for human settlement in space, has left for Washington to attend the International Space Development Conference-2012. She qualified for the event by winning a design competition.

Kriti Sarna of Standard XI at St. Xavier's Senior Secondary School here designed the project, along with members of a student team, for settlement and development of the human race in an abode that rests in space.

The model, ‘Aerodorneial-4,' has been hailed for its facilities and cutting-edge automation services, which will help humans to flourish away from the earth.

The competition, in which the six-member team from Jaipur took part, was organised by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The conference will be held from May 24 to 28.

Ms. Sarna's project covers various aspects of the space settlement, such as structural design, operations and infrastructure, cost and scheduling, human factors, automation design and business development.

The team has envisaged the structure to be stationed somewhere between the earth and the moon.

“The settlement provides a large area for capturing solar power at all times, and its structure comprises a segmented hollow sphere with the strength to support weight. It has the stipulation for all the basic necessities to create a unique habitable environment for the humans,” said Ms. Sarna's presentation at the competition.

Her mother Renu Sarna, working for the UNICEF's Rajasthan unit here, said on Sunday that the global event would give her daughter a unique exposure and enable her to share the project's details with students and scientists from other countries.

Significantly, the model provides a habitable environment for 10,000 permanent residents in a “flawlessly designed” community plan.

All this not only provides the normal essential conditions of life but also allows residents to experience the magnificent beauty of space and explore new frontiers in the vast universe.

Its great to see another Indian shine on the world scene. Thanks to
reservation and corruption in India, Kriti is going to make a foreign
country home! probably US of A...

from:  Suraj
Posted on: May 30, 2012 at 19:39 IST

Congrats!!Kriti
we really feel proud of being an indian when we see people like u doing great work for this country, i hope ur work will give a new directin to the space research of India....keep it up

from:  BRIJESH
Posted on: May 30, 2012 at 12:37 IST

its very
critcal

from:  ashish pandav
Posted on: May 29, 2012 at 20:13 IST

Why this model is not being presented to ISRO? ISRO is planning human missions in near future.

from:  Mukesh
Posted on: May 29, 2012 at 18:13 IST

Great to have such kind of young potential in india.congrats kirti....indian govt
should organise more seminars like this which will help in exploring young
potentials

from:  Karan Gupta
Posted on: May 29, 2012 at 16:59 IST

congrats Kriti great job

from:  suresh
Posted on: May 29, 2012 at 16:01 IST

You survived female foeticide in Rajasthan and did such good work? Congrats.

from:  Aditya Khan
Posted on: May 29, 2012 at 14:10 IST

Aspire to be another kriti!!Hats off to you...

from:  Akhil
Posted on: May 28, 2012 at 22:23 IST

Kriti's achievement is no child stuff and should be an inspiration to
all those kids aspiring to do scientific work, especially in the field
of space science. That she has excelled in her work shows her
determination and aptitude for the subject. Hats off to her and her team
of future experts!

from:  jayan
Posted on: May 28, 2012 at 19:34 IST

Congrats on your achievement..
Really we are proud of you..
Once again congratulations..

from:  Alok Srivastava
Posted on: May 28, 2012 at 18:31 IST

Awesome !! highly inspirational for all the readers.... Congrats Kriti for the achievement.

from:  Tarun Prakash
Posted on: May 28, 2012 at 15:49 IST

girls in every field if they were provided equal opportunity they are true hard workers

from:  gaurav
Posted on: May 28, 2012 at 15:32 IST

Congratulations for kriti for such an innovative design. People in India who are involved in science and technology research should arrange these kind of domestic competitions every now and then to bring new talents to life and in a way help to improve our basic lacking necessities. We often find every year students are doing immaculate works arranged by NASA and and NASA scientists are buying those ideas free of charge to boost their technology. Dont know when indians are going to learn and stop selling ourselves to US and Europe.
But certainly very good work from Kriti, atleast someone, somewhere is getting benefitted if not INDIA. One thing for sure is there are millions of Ramanujams and other talented people in INDIA, but born in the wrong place.

from:  krishnan
Posted on: May 28, 2012 at 15:22 IST

No reality in India. One should design for 24 hr water supply and 24 hr power supply, along
with proper sanitation and drainage.

from:  Medly man
Posted on: May 28, 2012 at 14:34 IST

Congratulations Kriti. We are proud of you. Hope you will succeed in
your mission that is really awesome, unique and adventurous. May you
keep going ahead towards inventions by discovering yourself. God bless
you.

from:  Mahesh Nrayan Pandey
Posted on: May 28, 2012 at 14:25 IST

Kriti Sarna is a really great!!!!! She has innovative ideas!!!! India
will become developed nation even before 2020!!!!

from:  Raghuram Vedamurthy
Posted on: May 28, 2012 at 12:55 IST

Great! would be even greater if ISRO conducts such seminars and build local talents and inspire foreign talents to come here!

from:  sudhakar
Posted on: May 28, 2012 at 12:20 IST

India is lucky to carry such eminent .We have more such people in the
younger age , of those should be motivated by the Government so that
they all of them can can coagulate and transfer their infrastructure findings and can develop new environment within India.

from:  Hariharan.D
Posted on: May 28, 2012 at 07:57 IST

Awesome. Way to go !!

from:  Priyanka Bansal
Posted on: May 28, 2012 at 03:16 IST
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