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Perseverance has earned Pirada Techavijit the golden opportunity to travel into space

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Demure satellite engineer Pirada Techavijit is in seventh heaven since being selected to become the first Thai to travel into space after winning the global campaign “Axe Apollo Project” for Thailand, earlier this year. 

The quick-witted engineer has always been highly motivated to reach her goals in life, and in this case, perseverance paid off dividends when she won the TV programme, Fanpantae Apollo 2013 (True Fan Of Apollo 2013), which gave her, and two runner-ups, the opportunity to vie for the coveted spot of being chosen to be taken into space on the Lynx Mark II sub-orbital spacecraft.

Needless to say, her well-rounded knowledge on space science and confident personality caught the eyes of the judges, and she was chosen to represent Thailand on the space journey, which is slated for next year in Mohaway, California. Pirada will be allotted six minutes to explore the environs of space.

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