First year student gets hands on experience with Lunar Lion team

First year student gets hands on experience with Lunar Lion team

Mitchell Lester isn't your average first year student. While most are attempting to just get their bearings, Mitchell has jumped into the fray. He has become an active member of Penn State's Lunar Lion team, which hopes to be the first university led group to put a spacecraft on the moon as a part of Google's Xprize competition. The team has put Mitchell's eagerness to good use. Penn State has recently moved the Lunar Lions into a new lab space on campus that they will occupy until their proposed launch date. For Mitchell's part, he is building a model made from pieces manufactured on 3D printers. This will allow the design teams the opportunity to physically hold the craft and approach it from a perfect 1:1 scaled model. 

C Roy Parker