Bengaluru,7 September 2017 : The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has invited applications from high school students in Bengaluru to participate in a selection process, getting through which will allow them to launch a water rocket at the 24th session of Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-24) being hosted by the space agency.
“A ‘Water Rocket Launch Competition’ for students from the participating countries will be held on November 12, 2017 in Bengaluru and students from Bangalore based high schools are invited to participate in the two tier selection process by ISRO to select a group of students to represent the host city in the event. Participating students must be between the age of 12 and 16 on the day of the Water Rocket Event and their nomination has to come from their respective schools,” ISRO said.
The preliminary round in this two tier selection process will consist of a written quiz on Space and Astronomy (each answer may be one or a few words only). The subsequent (second) round will consist of ‘water rocket making and launch competition’ for the group of students qualifying in the preliminary round.
“In the second round, the students, under the guidance of ISRO personnel will make their own water rockets using two numbers of two litre soft drink PET bottles and some stationary items provided by ISRO as well as launch those model rockets propelled by pressurised water,” ISRO said.
Selection of the final group of students will mainly be based on the nearness of the landing spot of their water rocket to the target point.
Schools can nominate one interested student to the selection process by providing the name, contact number (preferably cell phone number and residence number), email address and student age. One teacher can accompany the student to the quiz competition.
Qualified students of this round will be able to participate (accompanied by a teacher) in the next round of water rocket making and launching competition. The last date for the nomination by e-mail is September 12 (5pm).
Source: Times of India
(Published by- Hira Ikkeri)