Nepalese Flag Waved in Space, Nepali National Anthem Played Too
Nepalese Flag was waved in space on the day Baisakh 17 (Wednesday) with the National song of Nepal being played. The anthem was played at 70 thousands feet and Nepali Flag with the Sun & Moon imprinted was waved at 80 thousands feet above the Earth’s surface. This was made possible by the 29 years old student Kshitiz Raj Lohani from Baneshwor, Kathmandu.
A Helium Baloon with Flag of Nepal, speaker and a camera fitted in it was flewn over the sky. The camera had recorded the video and taken photographs. It feels different kind of pleasure and joy to see photos and video of Nepali flag weaving in the space. At present, Kshitiz lives in New Boston, America and is studying Computer Engeering in full schoolarship at North Eastern University.
He tells that he did this for the country. He says, ” I used to watch flag of other countries in moon and their national anthem being played inside the spaceship. So I wanted to see my country’s flag there too.” He added, ” BuIt couldn’t be possible by my efforts only. So I thought upto now Jet Planes of my country had flewn over 35 thousands feet only and if I can make it from 35 to 36 thousands feet only then it could be a great milestone too.”
But surpisingly, the baloon flewn from Fishers, Indianpolis reached over 80 thousands feet over the Earth surface. At 80 thousands feet, the baloon brusted. As calculated and planned by the team, the camera and other articles felled at the exact spot they thought.
“We saw the camera. Amazing! The photos and videos were recorded as we have planned. It feels amazing too see pictures from so many feets above the Earth’s surface and nevertheless our Sun-Moon (flag) too.”
The baloon had travelled 80 miles towards the unlimited space.