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Col. Jack D. Fischer, Space Operations Division chief, speaks to Colorado Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students Sept. 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Fischer explained the importance of STEM and how it played a critical role as an astronaut and in his career today. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael D. Mathews)

Col. Jack D. Fischer, Space Operations Division chief, speaks to Colorado Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students Sept. 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Fischer explained the importance of STEM and how it played a critical role as an astronaut and in his career today. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael D. Mathews)

Senior Master Sgt. Timothy Buckner, 140th Maintenance Squadron component maintenance superintendent, gives a tour to Colorado Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students Sept. 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Buckner explained the importance of Buckley AFB’s role in air superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael D. Mathews)

Senior Master Sgt. Timothy Buckner, 140th Maintenance Squadron component maintenance superintendent, gives a tour to Colorado Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students Sept. 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Buckner explained the importance of Buckley AFB’s role in air superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael D. Mathews)

Colorado Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students from “Explorer Team” launch a rocket Sept. 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. STEM students from Aurora and surrounding areas visited Buckley AFB to understand how their coursework plays a critical role in the various Air Force missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael D. Mathews)

Colorado Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students from “Explorer Team” launch a rocket Sept. 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. STEM students from Aurora and surrounding areas visited Buckley AFB to understand how their coursework plays a critical role in the various Air Force missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael D. Mathews)

Colorado Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students from “Explorer Team” stand for a photo Sept. 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. STEM students from Aurora and surrounding areas visited Buckley AFB to understand how their coursework plays a critical role in the various Air Force missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael D. Mathews)

Colorado Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students from “Explorer Team” stand for a photo Sept. 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. STEM students from Aurora and surrounding areas visited Buckley AFB to understand how their coursework plays a critical role in the various Air Force missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael D. Mathews)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Col. Jack D. Fischer, Space Operations Division chief, speaks to Colorado Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students Sept. 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Fischer explained the importance of STEM and how it played a critical role as an astronaut and in his career today. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael D. Mathews)