12-year-old Pakistani student, Radeeyah Aamir, has been selected for internship program at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Radeeyah will depart for the internship programme in Orlando, Florida on February 16.
Radeeyah, a student of eighth grade at British Overseas School in Karachi, has been selected among a group of students from 25 countries.
According to the US Embassy Statement Released During the program, Radeeyah will undergo training for next-generation Astronaut Training Experience.
Headquartered in Washington DC, NASA is an independent agency of the US government responsible for civilian space programme as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.