RSS : Kanchanpur, Feb 12 - Making his country proud, a Nepali youth has become a scientist at the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the agency responsible for the country's public space programme.
Thirty-year-old Rajendra Bhatta of Bhim Dutta Municipality-4 was recently selected as the Satellite Calibration Scientist at the NASA centre based in the state of Virginia.
Bhatta obtained his Master's Degree in Engineering at the Dakota University on scholarship and was selected for the famed global post with the help of professors at his university.
Following his success, people are flocking to Bhatt's home to congratulate his family members, who claim he is the first Nepali scientist to ever work for NASA.
Before leaving Nepal, Bhatta, who graduated in electronic and engineering from the Pulchowk Engineering Campus, had worked as an engineer for the Nepal Airlines Corporation for two years.