Brampton School Places Second in Prestigious Contest


Hearty congratulations are in order for a group of talented high school students in Brampton.

Central Peel Secondary School recently placed second at the 2017 NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest. The international contest is coordinated by the NASA Ames Research Centre, National Space Society and San Jose State University. This year, NASA received over 1,500 submissions from more than 6,000 students from all over the world.

The school's NASA team, which consists of members Kanav Arora, Rinay Shah, Vishvam Mazumdar, Vraj Patel and Vyshna Krishnakumar, is the only Canadian team to receive the NASA award this year and the first school in Peel to be recognized for the reward.

According to the Peel District School Board, the students "researched and submitted a cross-disciplinary project on the education, economics, government, science and sustainability of life on a settlement that orbits a planet."

In layman's terms, the students determined how people could live on Mars.

The team will be presenting their project at the International Space Development Conference on May 25 in St. Louis, MO.


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