New Delhi, Apr 4: An 18-year-old boy from Chennai has won the second prize in the grade 12 category of the NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest, 2017.
Sai Kiran P earned the prestigious prize for his project, proposing an elevator from the Earth to the moon to make human settlement possible on the lunar surface.
As per reports, his project proposal titled, ‘Connecting Moon, Earth and Space’ and ‘HUMEIU Space Habitats’ revolved around providing bases for humans to be transported to the Moon so that they can settle there.
Sai Kiran, who began working on this project back in 2013 when he was living in Singapore, has written a detailed thesis on the subject.
According to Sai Kiran, the first segment of the project is about creating elevators that could transport humans and cargo to the Moon so that humans can form their settlements there.
“The most important aspect was that of gravity as without gravity, humans won’t be able to settle there,” he was quoted as saying by the Asian Age.
A student of the British International School was declared as the winner of the anual contest organised by NASA Ames Research Center, San Jose State University, and the National Space Society (NSS).