Odisha, INDIA

NASA Rover Challenge 2023


Each year the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge (HERC) features an engineering design challenge to engage students worldwide in the next phase of human space exploration. As an Artemis Student Challenge, HERC draws inspiration from both the Apollo and Artemis missions, emphasizing designing, constructing and testing technologies, and traversing in unique environmental terrains.

NASA’s goal with the Artemis mission is to send the first woman and first person of color for exploration at the Moon’s South Pole and to develop a sustained human presence on the Moon. On the Moon we will learn what resources are available and abundant enough that we don’t need to send them from Earth. Using resources, including water, found in space will help reduce our dependency on Earth as we move farther into the solar system

Selected students for HERC 2023 team

Basudeba Bhoi

I am a 14-year-old boy from Baral village near Cuttack. My parents are farmers.

Akankashya Dash

I am a 17-year-old girl. I stay in a children's home. I am pursuing my education in Electronics trade.

Om Padhi

I am a 16-year-old. I stay in a children's home.

Sai Akshara Vemuri

I am a 17-year-old, from Vijaywada. I am a national archer and founder of "The Astro Club". I am a Hatrick World Record Holder for reciting the highest number of decimal places of root 2 value in the fastest time

Siddhanth Ghosh

Chittineni Akarsh

I am Akarsh currently in grade 10 and I am 15 years old. My hobbies are playing badminton, reading books, and organizing workshops. I am passionate about Science and related subjects.