Peter is a third-year Astrophysics PhD student in ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE). His research focuses on heavily reddened active galactic nuclei (AGN) in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. Previously, he completed his bachelor's degrees in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Florida. During his time in Florida, he also interned for 6 summers with the Air Force Research Laboratory, working and developing computer vision algorithms and systems for mobile robotics.
After taking a hiatus from high powered rocketry during his undergraduate days, he is now diving head-first back into the field for founding Icarus Rocketry with its lofty goals. He is Level 2 certified, and currently working on his Level 3 project. In his exceedingly rare spare time, he enjoys photography, including astrophotography, landscapes, and timelapses; and playing the trumpet.
Sarah Brooks is a second-year undergraduate astrophysics student at Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration. She has experience working in planetariums and science museums since high school. Her dream is to open her own space science museum to excite and educate children and adults about space.
Recently Sarah became active in high power rocketry perusing her love of rockets with Icarus Rocketry. She recently received her Level 1 certification and is currently exploring different fuel propellant types. In her spare time Sarah enjoys TV shows, movies, board games, and road trips around the country.
Kaylee Klapmeyer is a second-year Astrophysics student in the School of Earth and Space Exploration with a minor in Computational Mathematical Sciences. She has a passion for space. In between classes she enjoys working with Icarus Rocketry and development of their financial engagement programs. Kaylee plans to join NASA following grad school to further her understanding of supernovae.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time playing with her rabbit named Glen Coco. You go, Glen Coco. You go.
Jonathon Hill is a second-year Planetary Sciences PhD student in ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE). His research focuses on the use of remote sensing, particularly thermal emission spectroscopy, to study the mineralogy of Mars and potential Martian-analog environments on the Earth. Prior to joining SESE, Jonathon earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in aerospace engineering from ASU's Fulton School of Engineering. His master's thesis research was on the effects of near-pad liquid-fueled rocket failures on launch facility infrastructure and was based on data he collected from launch failure sites at Russia's Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Despite a life-long interest in spaceflight, Jonathon has only recently become involved in high-powered rocketry through ASU's Icarus Rocketry. He is currently finishing construction of his NAR Level 1 rocket and is looking forward to his first flight!
Milan Patel is a second-year undergraduate student in physics at Arizona State University. His passion in rocketry was ignited during his firs year at ASU, and he has been with Icarus Rocketry since their start.
He has just built his combined Level 1 and 2 rocket, and received his Level 1 certification. He is now looking forward to his Level 2 certification attempt
Janeen Lantry is a junior Secondary Education major with a focus in Earth and Space science at ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teacher's College and the School of Earth and Space Exploration. She has a passion for teaching science content and advocating for science literacy through outreach. By coordinating outreach events for local middle schools and community events, Janeen hopes to help foster a love of science and curiosity through rocketry.
Janeen is also an incredibly clever and fabulous knitter.