How to get to Mars

Tyler H -

Hello, I am Tyler Hugon, A senior at Basis Phoenix. I have always had an interest in the workings of our world, expressed through a passion into physics and its natural consequent: engineering. Throughout highschool I have exercised this passion by ensuring to take a multitude of physics classes such as AP 1 and AP 2 in which I gained an interest into aerospace engineering. During my senior year I have also worked to stay involved with the field by working as a TA for my mentor, Akash Joseph, assisting with AP physics 1, 2, and C courses.


 Last year while participating in an end of year project with my mentor we watched the movie Interstellar, and when the docking sequence began I started to think about all the intricacies behind the physics and math that would be needed to make that happen. Therein lies the nature of my project, how would we set up a system to get to Mars effectively?


I intend to test abstract interplanetary and re-entry procedures using a script based simulation in order to devise a consistent and relatively inexpensive method to connect us to a theoretical Mars International Space Station (MISS). I am excited for the prospects of this project as its development also coincides with my development as a scholar and future engineer as it will give me real world experience with the aerospace industry.

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    Hey Tyler! Your passion for aerospace is remarkable. I am excited to see how far your research takes you and to see your method to connect to MISS!
    The intersection of math and physics to test interplanetary and re-entry procedures for space simulations is fascinating, I can't wait to see where this project goes!
    Your dedication to physics and engineering is impressive! Your project exploring interplanetary travel and re-entry procedures sounds fascinating. I am excited to see how your work will contribute to the field of aerospace engineering. Good luck!
    Dana Kemp
    Hey Mr. Tyler Hugon, you have made your mark here on earth for all of us who were lucky enough to have known you for the brief, blessed time you were here. The universe must now be growing clearly of your understanding as you are settling into heaven.