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.
Meyen develops space suit in Man Vehicle Laboratory
April 21, 2011