Ashish Kumar selected for NASA astronaut training programme

A Haryana student has been selected for a 3yr astronaut training program of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the US. 

Ashish Kumar, who belongs to Dhaulera village of Mahendergarh district, was today honoured with ‘Pratibha Samman’ by Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for his achievement.  

Hooda, who also presented a cheque of Rs 1.5 lakh and a certificate to Ashish, described his selection for the NASA program as an exceptional achievement, and an inspiration for other students.  

Ashish has also cleared Indian Institute of Space Aeronautics and Technology (IISAT) competition organised by ISRO, as well as the IIT entrance test.  

Ten candidates, including three Indians, have been selected by NASA from across the globe for the programme, the entire expense of which will be borne by the agency.
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