HILO, Hawaii – A joint program that aims to put a student-built lunar experiment on the surface of the Moon in early 2017 has gotten a $35,000 boost courtesy two grants. The beneficiary is the Moon RIDERS project, a joint partnership between the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES), NASA, and two Hawai‘i […]
‘Iolani School and Kealakehe High School have been invited participate in a project to fly a dust shield experiment to the moon. The opportunity was spearheaded by the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES), and will be a collaborative effort between the schools, NASA, and a Google XPRIZE team.
HONOLULU, Hawaii – Senator Will Espero, along with officials from NASA, today held a press conference urging the approval of Senate Bill 2583 Senate Draft 1, a bill related to launching Hawaii’s aerospace industry through investment in a laser optical communications ground station. The measure is awaiting a hearing in the House Finance committee. The […]
HONOLULU, Hawaii – Looks like PISCES, the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems based in Hilo, is going to be getting some needed funding this legislative session. Two bills have made it through the Senate Ways and Means Committee, the last committee stop for projects looking for money. SB2584 will deliver $250,000 dollars for […]
HONOLULU, Hawaii – Tuesday was a good day for Hilo at the state Capitol. Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui, who is acting as the state’s top executive in the absence of Governor Neil Abercrombie, signed three bills into law that were of direct benefit to East Hawaii. One of them was a crucial measure for a […]
It is my view that future journeys into space can and will begin here in Hawaii. Buzz Aldrin
by David Corrigan Honolulu, Hawaii – Two crossed-over Senate Bills relating to the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems – or PISCES – are being heard today at State House Finance Committee. SB1256 appropriates $1,200,000 million to support operations and the purchase of equipment required to support PISCES’ activities, such as its proposed aerospace […]