On 17th Feb, I came across an item in rediff.com on a boy from UP topping Nasa's ISD exam. And got the news confirmed from msn.co.in
Though it wasnt in tone with my other posts, I posted the feel good news the same day.
A non regular blogger questioned me on the authencity in a blogsite on 21st and therefore I tried to verify it with NASA website http://www.nasa.gov
It proved little difficult. And I couldnt find a press release, though its possible that the news item is there in the site, and my search faulty
I have used google and rediff search engines too to gather more details about this exam. But other than this item, couldnt find more on the topic.
Its possible that the exam exists, but i havent come across the links on it yet.
Today 23rd, there has been a press release from the President's office mentioning that Dr.Kalam had not appeared for the exam .
Of course though its possible that, even though Dr.Kalam had not appeared for the exam, the boy could have passed the exam. http://sify.com/news/othernews/fullstory.php?id=13677962
And I am still trying to find more details on the same.
My sincere apologies to all the bloggers, for posting a news item which may not be true in part or in whole.
17 year old Saurabh Singh from Narhai in Uttar Pradesh has topped NASA's International Scientist Discovery exam. Amazingly Saurabh had never heard of NASA ISD exam till he began preparing for his IIT entrance exams. Indian President.APJ Abdul Kalam, finished seventh in the test in 1960 and Kalpana Chawla, had stood 21st in 1988.
Congrats Saurabh Singh. We are proud of you. http://autofeed.msn.co.in/pandorav3/output/News/8c627d67-953c-4be8-862d-75f9361b045a.aspx