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If your child wants to become an astronaut, here's a golden chance — Nickelodeon is hosting a contest for selection of a few kids for a 10-day curriculum at the Kennedy Space Center, Orlando later this year. The initiative is part of the channel's new annual property that will identify unusual vocations most kids want to pursue, and give them a chance to live their passion. An online poll on nickindia.com suggested that maximum children in India wish to be astronauts, and so the channel has decided to give them an opportunity to explore the world of space sciences at NASA. “We were pleasantly surprised to know that 43 percent children want to become astronauts, followed by 25 percent children who wish to become doctors… careers like teaching and being artists were all in single digits,” Nina Elavia Jaipuria, senior vice president and general manager, Nickelodeon India, told the sources. “Not many Indians, with the exception of Kalpana Chawla, Rakesh Sharma and Sunita Williams, have made it big as astronauts… so it will be nice if some children could go there and experience the life of an astronaut. Who knows they could be working there someday,” she added. So what do the kids have to do to stand a chance? “They have to write a 150 word-essay on 'I want to be an astronaut because

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