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Dean Kamen, the FIRST Robotics founder, examines an MBU-20/P oxygen mask and an HGU-55/P flyer’s helmet at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. Kamen met Airmen and FIRST Robotics alumni during his visit and received an incentive flight in a B-2 Spirit. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry)

Dean Kamen, the FIRST Robotics founder, examines an MBU-20/P oxygen mask and an HGU-55/P flyer’s helmet at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. Kamen met Airmen and FIRST Robotics alumni during his visit and received an incentive flight in a B-2 Spirit. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry)

Dean Kamen, the FIRST Robotics founder, left, speaks with U.S. Air Force Capt. Ryan Magner, a 509th Operations Support Squadron B-2 Spirit pilot, about B-2 egress procedures at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. Kamen met Airmen and FIRST Robotics alumni during his visit and received an incentive flight in a B-2 Spirit. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry)

Dean Kamen, the FIRST Robotics founder, left, speaks with U.S. Air Force Capt. Ryan Magner, a 509th Operations Support Squadron B-2 Spirit pilot, about B-2 egress procedures at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. Kamen met Airmen and FIRST Robotics alumni during his visit and received an incentive flight in a B-2 Spirit. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joshua Riffe, a 509th Operation Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment supervisor, left, explains features on a PCU-15/P torso harness to Dean Kamen, the FIRST Robotics founder, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. Kamen met Airmen and FIRST Robotics alumni during his visit and received an incentive flight in a B-2 Spirit. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joshua Riffe, a 509th Operation Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment supervisor, left, explains features on a PCU-15/P torso harness to Dean Kamen, the FIRST Robotics founder, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. Kamen met Airmen and FIRST Robotics alumni during his visit and received an incentive flight in a B-2 Spirit. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Ebarb, a 509th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technician, left, Dean Kamen, the FIRST Robotics founder, center, and Master Sgt. Chad Tanner, the NCO in charge of Air Force recruiting services event marketing, examine a part of the B-2 exhaust system at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. Kamen met Airmen and FIRST Robotics alumni during his visit and received an incentive flight in a B-2 Spirit. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Ebarb, a 509th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technician, left, Dean Kamen, the FIRST Robotics founder, center, and Master Sgt. Chad Tanner, the NCO in charge of Air Force recruiting services event marketing, examine a part of the B-2 exhaust system at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. Kamen met Airmen and FIRST Robotics alumni during his visit and received an incentive flight in a B-2 Spirit. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joshua Riffe, a 509th Operation Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment supervisor, left, details aircrew procedures to Dean Kamen, the FIRST Robotics founder, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. Kamen met Airmen and FIRST Robotics alumni during his visit and received an incentive flight in a B-2 Spirit. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joshua Riffe, a 509th Operation Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment supervisor, left, details aircrew procedures to Dean Kamen, the FIRST Robotics founder, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. Kamen met Airmen and FIRST Robotics alumni during his visit and received an incentive flight in a B-2 Spirit. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry)

Dean Kamen, the FIRST Robotics founder, left, and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Ebarb, a 509th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technician, view a milling machine at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. Kamen met Airmen and FIRST Robotics alumni during his visit and received an incentive flight in a B-2 Spirit. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry)

Dean Kamen, the FIRST Robotics founder, left, and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Ebarb, a 509th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technician, view a milling machine at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. Kamen met Airmen and FIRST Robotics alumni during his visit and received an incentive flight in a B-2 Spirit. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry)

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Benjamin Petry, a 509th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) aircrew ground equipment technician, left, and Staff Sgt. Stephan Kuipers, a 509th MXS crew chief, center, and Dean Kamen, the FIRST Robotics founder, pose for a group photo at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. Kamen met Airmen and FIRST Robotics alumni during his visit and received an incentive flight in a B-2 Spirit. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry)

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Benjamin Petry, a 509th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) aircrew ground equipment technician, left, and Staff Sgt. Stephan Kuipers, a 509th MXS crew chief, center, and Dean Kamen, the FIRST Robotics founder, pose for a group photo at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. Kamen met Airmen and FIRST Robotics alumni during his visit and received an incentive flight in a B-2 Spirit. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry)

Dean Kamen, the FIRST Robotics founder, poses for a photo prior to an incentive flight at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. Kamen met Airmen and FIRST Robotics alumni during his visit and received an incentive flight in a B-2 Spirit. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry)

Dean Kamen, the FIRST Robotics founder, poses for a photo prior to an incentive flight at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. Kamen met Airmen and FIRST Robotics alumni during his visit and received an incentive flight in a B-2 Spirit. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry)

Dean Kamen, the FIRST Robotics founder, left, and U.S. Air Force Capt. Daniel St. Clair, a B-2 Spirit pilot and FIRST Robotics alumni, pose for a photo prior to boarding a B-2 Spirit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. Kamen met Airmen and FIRST Robotics alumni during his visit and received an incentive flight in a B-2 Spirit. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and math. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry)

Dean Kamen, the FIRST Robotics founder, left, and U.S. Air Force Capt. Daniel St. Clair, a B-2 Spirit pilot and FIRST Robotics alumni, pose for a photo prior to boarding a B-2 Spirit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. Kamen met Airmen and FIRST Robotics alumni during his visit and received an incentive flight in a B-2 Spirit. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and math. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry)

Dean Kamen, the FIRST Robotics founder, gives a thumbs up prior to boarding a B-2 Spirit for an incentive flight at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry)
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Dean Kamen, the FIRST Robotics founder, gives a thumbs up prior to boarding a B-2 Spirit for an incentive flight at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Daniel St. Clair, a B-2 Spirit pilot and FIRST Robotics alumni, left, and Dean Kamen, FIRST Robotics founder, right, exit from a B-2 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. Kamen met with Airmen during a tour of Whiteman and also received an incentive flight in a B-2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Daniel St. Clair, a B-2 Spirit pilot and FIRST Robotics alumni, left, and Dean Kamen, FIRST Robotics founder, right, exit from a B-2 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. Kamen met with Airmen during a tour of Whiteman and also received an incentive flight in a B-2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Daniel St. Clair, a B-2 Spirit pilot and FIRST Robotics alumni, left, Dean Kamen, FIRST Robotics founder, center, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephan Kuipers, a 509th Maintenance Squadron crew chief and FIRST Robotics alumni (right), pose in front of a B-2 Spirit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Daniel St. Clair, a B-2 Spirit pilot and FIRST Robotics alumni, left, Dean Kamen, FIRST Robotics founder, center, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephan Kuipers, a 509th Maintenance Squadron crew chief and FIRST Robotics alumni (right), pose in front of a B-2 Spirit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

Dean Kamen, FIRST Robotics founder, speaks with Airmen from the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron following an incentive flight in a B-2 Spirit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)
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Dean Kamen, FIRST Robotics founder, speaks with Airmen from the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron following an incentive flight in a B-2 Spirit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Daniel St. Clair, a B-2 Spirit pilot and FIRST Robotics alumni, left, Dean Kamen, FIRST Robotics founder, center, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephan Kuipers, a 509th Maintenance Squadron crew chief and FIRST Robotics alumni (right), pose in front of a B-2 Spirit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Daniel St. Clair, a B-2 Spirit pilot and FIRST Robotics alumni, left, Dean Kamen, FIRST Robotics founder, center, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephan Kuipers, a 509th Maintenance Squadron crew chief and FIRST Robotics alumni (right), pose in front of a B-2 Spirit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 26, 2016. The U.S. Air Force and FIRST Robotics share an interest in developing youth into future leaders through exposure to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)