Meyen develops space suit in Man Vehicle Laboratory

April 21, 2011

As a child, Forrest Meyen‘s curiosity led him to mountaintops surrounding his Eagle River home. Now the 21-year-old student aspires to reach outer space. A senior majoring in biological and mechanical engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Meyen received the rare opportunity to study space exploration when attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Summer Research Program last year. While developing an improved space suit, Meyen trained life-size robots and honed his own research skills in the process. Continue reading this article in The Alaska Star archives.

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