Carlos Hernandez

Workers at the University of Arizona’s Center for Human Space Exploration help Carlos Hernandez get into a space suit. Once he was suited up, the suit was pressurized and Hernandez tried using tools as astronauts have to during a space walk.

A Burlington man is chasing big dreams of achieving advances in technology in solar power and rocketry.

Carlos Hernandez, 24, graduated from Cummings High School but otherwise is largely self-taught. He never attended college and says he has learned all he knows through reading, research and mentorship.