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Vanmitha Athimoolam from Klang, recently made the nation proud when she was selected as a finalist representing Malaysia in the Career Astronaut Competition 2020.
The competition is organised by AdvancingX , currently running with 4 stages to go — before the winner is sent to the United States of America to undergo 5 years of astronaut training.
Vanmitha might just literally reach for the stars as the Malaysia’s First Female Astronaut! Having always dreamt of becoming an astronaut, it was her dream that encouraged her to choose the Aerospace field of study.
“I decided to choose Aerospace Engineering for my degree course while I was doing my Matriculation studies and I made sure that every course that I filled in the UPU application portal would lead me to my dream some day, along with USM being my first choice. With God's grace I got my first choice,” Vanmaitha said.
Vanmitha is now preparing for the Career Astronaut Competition 2020 interview so that she can give her best and is confident to make it through. The interview will be done by the Astronaut Selection Committee and this will be a very important moment in her life.
Vanmitha sends an important message to never give up on one’s dreams or ambitions. Make the best use of the time to make your dreams a reality.
“You will only fail when you stop trying. So, keep trying until you succeed. Every day when you wake up, you have two choices; either you work hard to live your dream or you live a life that is not even close to your dream with regrets,” the young champion added.
We at RAAGA wish Vanmitha Athimoolam the best of luck! We hope to see her dreams to reach the stars, realised.
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