Michael Domenech is a high school senior who is homeschooled. He has served in the U.S. Air Force auxiliary Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program since 2021, where he has been involved in many STEM education courses, community service events, and leadership programs. Michael was able to compete in the Air & Space Forces Association’s StellarXplorers Space STEM program of 2023, moving up as a top ten national finalist. Aside from his STEM involvement, he thoroughly enjoys sports such as volleyball and climbing. As a STEM enthusiast, whose interests lie in mechanical and aerospace engineering, he hopes to one day become directly involved with Earth’s new Mars exploration and colonization projects.