Khambhat youth won second place in Lunar competition organised by NASA


Bhardwaj Deepakbhai Shastri designed a human settlement on the moon

NASA, which is at the forefront of science will soon conduct research on human habitation on the moon. As part of this research, NASA has sent a rover to the moon to plan for human habitation.

As part of this mission, NASA’s has organised Lunar Rover Payload Competition worldwide to get suggestions and designs.In this competition, 132 competitors from 29 countries of the world prepared designs and sent suggestions.

One of them was a youth Bhardwaj Deepakbhai Shastri from Khambhat in Anand district of Gujarat participated in this competition.Bhardwaj Shastri had a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bardoli. 

As he was interested in space and universe and wants to pursue career, he decided to pursue higher education and went to Germany to study two-year master’s degree in Space Technology. During this study he stayed in Sweden for one year and participated in all the competitions related to space and also got success in it.

Due to his interest he designed his lunar surface to be sent to a lunar surface Energetic Neutrals Analyzer. The design was a part of Lunar competition organised by NASA which has a leading position in the world in the field of science.

Bhardwaj came to his hometown Khambhat on a vacation, but he had to stay here due to the Corona pandemic. It led him to prepare the entire design while sitting at his home.

Talking about his own design Bhardwaj said, that NASA will send a rover to the moon in 2024. It is very large in size and will accommodate a variety of instruments. NASA organized a world-class Lunar Rover playload competition to design a human habitation in which I participated at home in Khambhat for four consecutive months and created a documentary and housing design with software including design called lunar surface Energetic Neutrals Analyzer.

Bhardwaj expressed confidence that his design of the human settlement would be included in the mission to send it to the moon. The device, named LEA, would be used to find out which location would be suitable for human settlement on the moon.

Bhardwaj Deepakbhai Shastri has been awarded a certificate by NASA for his among 132 competitors from 29 participating countries. His design get the second position among all. He brought laurels to the Bhardwaj family as well as state and country with his achievement.


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