• Sejal Mathur

Sky is the Limit!

Updated: Jun 19

Well, not literally!!

Are you someone who aspires to become a scientist and has a penchant for aeronautics? Are you the Sci-Fi movie fanatic or someone who turns on TV to watch shows on space science? Do you also scratch your head when you read more on space, rockets and the science behind it all? Are you someone who is bamboozled by the very notion of ‘rocket engineering’?

Well, then, you’ve come to the right platform as we bring to you our host Sunny Kabrawala, a space enthusiast who chose to fly than walk! Join him as he resonates similar thoughts and walks us through his adventures with rocket and space science!

A sneak peek into Mr.Mars’ life!

  • In a layman’s language, can you explain us what on ‘earth’ or beyond you really do in those 24 hours you have? “Being a founder, I actually do nothing. But let me tell you, how a day at STAR looks like…although we do not have any fixed working hours, but the core team begins their day at 9 AM & plans out to-do-list enlisting tasks for the day! The technical team then starts their research work, the manufacturing work then follows suit: building rocket computers, like fly computers, engines, structures, design etc. They also have a shapers team who focuses on teaching students, curating new content each day for students as they emphasize on ‘project-based’ learning experience, for which they build models or prototypes such that can then be commercialized. Post lunch, team building activities is what keeps the fun quotient high here, as they learn how to pitch in front of investors and about personal branding, whilst also engaging in discussions on astrophysics & astronomy. ‘Chai pe charcha’ is where the team has the usual water-cooler conversations and then check back on to status of to-do list and add on to it! Their goal is not mere completion of task but in fact, to imbibe something new… ‘Aaaj kya naya seekha’ is the bull’s eye question! The flexible working hours allows for stay-overs, further bringing the team closer to each other as well as to their goals.

  • Is rocket science some ‘rocket science’? This common phrase he says, has created much ado and asserts how it’s essential to burst this myth about how difficult the subject is, where in fact, it ain’t ‘rocket science’ anymore. It comprises of basic math & physics which you’re taught in your 11th-12th grade and the only factor that makes it appear tough is the limited number of people who’ve explored this field.

  • Is sky the limit? Or Mars is? For Sunny, sky is not the limit as his team aspires to reach not just Mars, but beyond. They do have the ability to build what can not just cross Earth’s atmosphere, but also reach higher up the Milky Way!

  • Is it a myth that only students with higher grades/marks can go in for science field? 2 myths he believes that overpower many a people’s thoughts in our country, are No.1, Only students with good grades from elite institutions can get into this field and No.2, only students pursuing aerospace engineering can be a part of space industry! Both of these statements are untrue. It’s only passion and curiosity that can drive the students into this field, since the industry is not just limited to satellites and rockets and the professions here range from space artists to even space bloggers.

  • We see all young students building the STAR team! Does STAR also call over scientists and other experts to guide the team on challenging missions? The most ‘buzurg’ in their firm is Sunny himself, who is 25 years old young. Since its an open platform, age is no bar here! The only important element is that the team’s vision must be aligned with that of STAR’s and they should consider it as their very own. You don’t ought to be an engineer/expert to join them, he/she only has to be an aspiring scientist or a fresher who’s eager to learn….reiterating how ‘space is for everyone!’

  • Who/What inspired you to venture into this science adventure? Sunny got to know about rocket science at the age of 10 and he dreamt to be an aerospace engineer. Not being a high scorer didn’t deter him as he was very much cognizant of his pursuit. He resonates how in our country, the IITians & cream crowd from top engineering colleges are usually the lucky few who get the opportunity to work with space organisations. He therefore, pledged to create his own platform for students wherein he could offer them to have a hands-on experience irrespective of their academic background, as they join in to build space products and be a part of this industry! Their constant source of inspiration is the vision of STAR itself, i.e. to ‘Make space for everyone’ apart from creating cool stuff which helps keep their adrenaline levels high.

More such questions popping up your mind?

Why Google, when you can have a one-on-one with Sunny as he unveils some out-of-the-box concepts! So come, join in the workshop today, 18th of June and watch him share his adventures with space!

You are just a click away to learn something new & exclusive each day! So stay tuned to http://www.bookaworkshop.in/ as we curate this workshop line-up to help you make the most of your time amidst this Corona time!

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