Meet Carlos Mazon.
Hey guys my name is Carlos Mazon, and I am a junior at Air Force Academy High School. I'm a Far Horizon intern, which is a department that focuses mostly on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). As a Far Horizon intern, I work with Arduino processors, data collected from balloon launches. We launch from Kankakee, IL and send up giant balloons, filled with helium, up to near space. On the balloon we attach a payload which carries many instruments like a GPS, Geiger counter, microDaq, etc. The data we collect comes from the microDaq, which collects temperature, altitude, temperature, pressure, etc. Some accomplishments I've made during this internship is learning how to work with Arduino processors, make ice cream out of nitrogen, meeting new friends, and creating a fun activity teaching young children how the surface area of a parachute affects how much drag it receives.
Meet Vanessa Trujillo.
Hi I am Vanessa Trujillo. I am a Senior at J. Sterling Morton East High School. I am a Far Horizon Intern, my department works closely with STEM, I organize and calculate formulas for past flight data make sure that the data is properly represented. I also go on launches which are really cool, we go out to southern IL, and launch giant balloons into the atmosphere and collect them in Indiana that's also where all our data comes from.
Some accomplishments I have made so far have been making ice cream with nitrogen, and being able to complete my cover letter and resume.