Here is Another Proud Moment For India! NASA Selects An Indian-American Among 18,353 Seekers

Hats Off!

About 36% of the scientists in NASA are Indians, according to a report released in 2008. It is, indeed, a matter of pride. A recent piece of news has brought more cheers to India. 

US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected 12 astronauts who will be trained for missions to orbit earth and outer space. One of them, Raja Chari, is an Indian. NASA vice-president Mike Pence revealed this at function organised at Johnson Space Center in Houston on June 8, 2017.

About 18,353 people had applied for the selection as the Astronaut Candidate but only 12 people made to the final list. According to certain estimates, the selection process was 100 times more difficult than getting admission in Harvard University. 

Read on to know more about Raja Chari.