Two Southern Colorado high school students are back from their exciting trip to space camp.
They were among the 300 plus students from 38 different countries who won scholarships to the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Campers experienced simulated space missions, rocket building, and felt what it's like to re-enter earth's atmosphere. One of those students is Zachary Nguyen, an Air Academy High School sophomore.
"I'd say it's a once in a lifetime opportunity. It's not every day people get to go all the way to Huntsville, Alabama U.S. Space and Rocket Center and build rockets and such,” said Nguyen.
Nguyen said the most important take away from the camp is the communication he learned between people.
“Making sure that you can talk to your team, rely on them for help to succeed in other things. In the world, you have to ask people for help. They have to be there for you,” he said.
Jessica Seney from Cripple Creek Victor High School also went to space camp.
The camp exposes students to career possibilities in the STEM fields, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Nguyen says he likes engineering.