Twenty-three students from various schools in India joined students from 35 other countries to participate in a unique leadership program at the US Space and Rocket Centre (USSRC), Huntsville, Alabama. This leadership program by Honeywell provides high school students aged between 16 years to 18 years, with an opportunity to build and hone their leadership skills by tackling real-world challenges in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This once-in-a-lifetime experience included activities such as moon walking, astronaut training, forming a group to build and test their own rockets, etc. Mrudang Patel from Narayana PU College, Bangalore who was one of the Indian students said, “At the academy, I trained like an astronaut, and confidently operated shuttle missions and rocket launch simulators — things that I have never done before…It was a life-changing experience.” For Shantanu Gupta, student of DPS Sushant Lok in Gurugram, meeting retired American NASA astronaut Robert Lee Gibson was the most exciting moment in the program, while V. Sharon Evangeline from Delhi felt that moon walking and making new friends from across the globe were the highlights of the leadership program. Applications for the 2019 HLCA program will open on September 5, 2018.