Kerala Travels Interserve (KTIL), a leading travel agency, today announced the commencement of registration for the second Kalpana Chawla scholarship. The full-funded scholarship will be awarded to a girl student from a state government school to attend Saura Yathrika, a space training camp at Singapore, a release from KTIL said here.
The candidate would be selected on the basis of an examination and interview, to be held in February in Kozhikode, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. Students from Standard 9 to 12 are eligible, including those appearing for final examination, it said.
Sura Yathrika offers an opportunity to get trained under renowned NASA engineers at the Space Academy Singapore. Trainee’s will get to learn about life as an astronaut, human effects and challenges in space environment, Arctic survival session, basic rocketry, robotic navigation and physics of satellite orbits, the release said.