His interest in space started as a teenager looking at the stars at his family’s home in Creve Coeur, Missouri.When he was 14, Friz saved money from a summer of mowing lawns to buy his first telescope.Now, armed with degrees from Truman State University in Kirksville and the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Friz has spent the past few weeks as the assistant to the Rosetta project manager.