Trio from Andhra Pradesh secures third prize in NASA competition
While all three live in different places, they came together for the challenge to form team AA-Star to compete with over 200 teams and individuals across the world. The trio are the only Indians in prize positions
Team AA-Star is an interdisciplinary collaboration with expertise in machine design, electro-mechanical and computer science combined with commercial experience. It’s design for a Lunar Transporter and Gantry (L-TAG) was ranked third among 224 entries, securing a prize money of $2,000.
The winning trio includes team captain Narayana Murthy Pappala of Visakhapatnam, an IT professional living in Australia, Amareswara Prasad Chunduru of Tenali , who specialises in electro-mechanical engineering, and Sai Ashish Kumar Karanam of Visakhapatnam, a master’s degree holder in machine design from Andhra University (AU)