Nasa selects eighth-grade Pakistani student for one-week internship
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected Raadeyah Aamir, a 12-year old eighth-grade student, for a one-week internship at the Kennedy Space Center. She will leave today for America to study space and attend training on next-generation Astronaut Training Experience.
According to the Kennedy Space Center website, this training includes a virtual simulation of the spacewalk to Mars and transportation to the planet in that virtual world and work for a whole day. This spacewalk is conducted in a microgravity environment at the same atmospheric conditions as on Mars right now. There is no other center in the world which provides the same sort of training. Interns will get to solve complex science and engineering problems during their stay at the center.
Given below is the announcement post by U.S Consulate General, Karachi:
According to The News, Raadeyah said that it was her ambition to go to NASA and wave the flag of Pakistan there. She has expressed interest in space exploration and the glittering stars in the world. She is currently studying at British Overseas School, Karachi.