NASA has named a new species as Solibacillus Kalamii after the name of the former Scientists and President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. The new species that is found in the ISS or International Space Station but not on earth so far has been named after the renowned Scientists who has his stint in NASA in 1963 as a Trainee.
The new species was found by the JPL or Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a part of NASA for the interplanetary movements. The species or bacteria were stuck to the Space Station for 40 months. It survived the extreme climate at the space. Generally, many bacteria travel to the ISS with the cargo, but most of the organisms die in the severe condition at the Space Station which is not favourable for life. However, there are few species who make the cut.
According to the JPL, the organism has not been called out an Extra-Terrestrial element or ET so far. The species has not be found on the earth but the scientists still believe that it must have been from our planet and were never discovered before. In order to honour the former Indian President who once helmed the Nuclear Mission of India, the organism was named Solibacillus kalamii.
It is said that whenever a new species or organism is discovered, it is named after any Scientist. The name of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was agreed upon for this species. This is a big achievement for all the fellow Indians who want to pursue their dreams.