Kiara Rodriguez and her Valencia College engineering classmates spent much of the summer on a mission – one handed to them by NASA and the Astronaut Memorial Foundation.
The assignment? To spend one month designing and building a small parachute that could safely carry a 16.9-ounce bottle of water to the ground. And the best part? On July 1, they got to drop their parachutes from a platform 250 feet in the air on NASA’s Mobile Launcher at the Kennedy Space Center.