NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest

Four students namely Aryaman Pathak, Aryaman Trivedi, Kushagra Verma and Palaash Goel won second prize in ‘Grade IX category’ in the NASA Space settlement Design Contest an annual event cooperated by NASA Ames Research Centre, San Jose State University and the National Space Society. Their project titled ‘D.O.N.U.T’ is a concept for space settlement which involves an interconnected system of two large tori (donuts) where people could reside cantered around a sphere where resources were created and stored. Food, water, air and energy are dealt with innovative ways including vitro cell synthesis for non-vegetarian food, sabieter’s reaction for water and efficient storage for the same.