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Indian Teenager Caught in Space Caper

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Indian Teenager Caught in Space Caper

Indian Teenager Caught in Space Caper

Indian Teenager Caught in Space Caper

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A teenager from India said he'd won a prestigious contest. He said he had the world's highest score in a test sponsored by the U.S. space agency. His state government rewarded him with half a million rupees, about 11,000 dollars. He was about to meet the prime minister, and that's when an Indian news service called NASA and found there is no such exam. The teenager's "victory certificate" misspelled the name of the former NASA administrator.