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Hart Sastrowardoyo

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posted 09-13-2013 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gotta be something lost in the translation. From IBN Live, "Haryana govt to reward boy selected for NASA astronaut programme":
For the Astronaut Training Programme, NASA had selected only 10 candidates across the world. Three of them, including Ashish (Kumar), are from India. The three-year training programme will be conducted in Washington at the NASA premises.

Robert Pearlman

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posted 09-13-2013 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apparently, not a translation issue as so much a common hoax out of India. There are stories annually about Indian children being selected to study at NASA, none of them true...


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posted 09-13-2013 10:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for englau   Click Here to Email englau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very common, indeed!

My favourite one that I have read said something along the lines of "Sunita Williams talks to all of India about her conversion to Islam and her recent travel to the moon."

Neither of those facts are true, but those claims sprout up quite often!

All times are CT (US)

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