Claire Thomas, one of 40 members of the Brooke Owens Fellowship Class of 2020, will spend 10 weeks working at Made in Space, a company developing manufacturing technology for space, and receive mentorship from aerospace industry veterans. It’s a great fit for Thomas, whose interests include in situ resource utilization, the establishment of a lunar economy and long-term human space flight. Thomas also plans to pursue a master’s degree in space resources at Mines. “Made in Space has payloads exploring 3D printing on the International Space Station, such as one that can print a boom in space,” she said. “I’m also interested in the mechanics of materials and how they work in microgravity.” Read more about the award »