Students of Amity International School, Noida brought laurels to the country by winning the 20th Annual International Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC), 2015, held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA. It were a team of 12 students, Dhruv Khanna, Aabhas Vaish, Aman Agarwal, Anuj Harisinghani, Rishab Srivastava, Chittaranjan Prasad, Suchit Jain, Rahul Rajput, Tanay Asija, Anant Chaturvedi, Grishma Purewal and Mudit Gupta.
Participating in ISSD competition, known for it’s highly technological and competitive results, required the teams to design a model of a space city that can accommodate over 10,000 people. The proud students went on to design two ideal settlements, more or less on the idea of a society, and four city-ideas capable of accommodating around 24,000, and yet a transient that had a space for 3,000 more on Mars. For the entire project, the team took around 48 hours.
Final tussle was between four companies who competed with their 50-member team in the final round of the ISSDC. The Amity team worked in collaboration with Latin America, North America and the UK, and was part of a company called ‘Vulture Aviation’.