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SPACE ON WHEELS
By Stuti VII B
Gitanjali Vedika School
Space is something that has baffled the minds of humanity for generations. The more we learn about it, the more mysterious and wondrous it appears. It is believed that space is infinitely huge and ever expanding, so, it means that the galaxies visible today might not be visible in the future. Our school Gitanjali Vedika invited eminent scientists from ISRO, (Indian Space Research Organization) to share some information on their work with satellites. To our surprise and great delight, they brought with them models of PSLV rockets, GSLV rockets, satellites which also included the Aryabhatta satellite and the mars lander, Gaganyan and their mobile demo station called “Space on Wheels”.
WHO ITS FOR
The walk through the bus is definitely a one-of-a-kind experience for any space enthusiasts and aspiring astronauts.
WHAT IT'S LIKE
The Space on Wheels was beautifully decorated both from the outside and inside as well. On the outside it had paintings of satellites and deep space. On the inside the bus was air conditioned which was a nice break from the afternoon sun. The bus had several batteries powered dioramas featuring the launching site at Sriharikota, communication satellites, the orbits of Chandrayaan-I and Chandrayaan-II as well as Mars Orbiter Mission, to name a few. There was a TV at the far end of the bus, which explained the achievements of ISRO. On either side of the TV were scaled down models of the PSLV and a satellite. One thing that really caught my attention was how the ambience was perfectly set to give the feeling of outer space - the dim lighting, with the reddish tinge. Overall, it was an extremely immersive experience for me and my school mates.
WHY I LIKED IT
The dioramas were extremely well detailed and each of them got my imagination fired up. It was not just the walk through the Space on Wheels, but the session held before by the imminent scientist from ISRO was incredibly interesting and informative. However, the highlight of the day was the bus. This was a great experience organized by our school, and I am glad this is one day I did not miss.