TeamIndus Foundation Launches Moonshot Wheels to Inspire the Next Generation
TeamIndus Foundation, which seeks to take TeamIndus' inspirational message to every Indian, is pleased to announce the launch of Moonshot Wheels.
Moonshot Wheels is a bus which will traverse 11 states, 12500 kms in 12 months, across India impacting 36000+ students in government schools. The bus will carry 16 science experiments, live satellite tracking, Moon rover, Spacecraft scaled model and an experience zone. Each child will get an opportunity to experience and understand the making of a Space Mission and its underlying technologies and will interact with rocket scientists as well as the rest of the team behind India’s first private Moon Mission. Moonshot Wheels will carry a Moonshot Capsule which will be filled with the aspirations of the children the bus meets on its journey. These aspirations will then fly aboard the TeamIndus Spacecraft as a metaphor of how their lives can take flight.
Moonshot Wheels is conceptualised under #HarIndianKaMoonshot, a campaign to bring every Indian on board the historic private Moon Mission – a Moon Mission which will redefine what was thought possible out of India. The TeamIndus Moon Mission is conceived to be democratic, inclusive and driven by the people and taking this message to one and all is what HarIndianKaMoonshot is all about.
The foundation will seek to build experiential learning opportunities on top of this ideal. The programs run by the Foundation are designed to take this mission to every Indian, drive interest in science and technology and inspire a generation of youngsters to believe in themselves. Combining immersive learning experiences and interactions with scientists and engineers, Moonshot Wheels is expected to create a lasting impact and inspire the next generation of Creators, Innovators and Change makers.
This program is curated and administered by TeamIndus Foundation with on ground implementation by Agastya International Foundation, which has been dedicated to bring STEM alive for children.
“Agastya International Foundation is delighted to partner with TeamIndus Foundation on this exciting and unique space education program! What makes this program special is that it targets children and school teachers from under-served communities, closely aligning with Agastya's vision”, said Mr. Ramji Raghavan, Founder and Chairman of Agastya International Foundation.
“Moonshot Wheels is an important manifestation of our commitment to making this Mission, #HarIndianKaMoonshot,” said Rahul Narayan, Fleet Commander of TeamIndus. “Our foundation will continue initiatives like this and Lab2Moon to ignite passion for STEM in the next generation.”