Tag Archives: PISCES

Hawaii could be ground zero for improving NASA communications

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

Lunar rover prototype crawls along a Hawaii Island surface

VIDEO: PISCES funding passes Senate Ways and Means

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

Senate Bill 1256 signed into law by Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui

Big Island “Take Home the Bacon” Bill Signings

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

Bills would fund PISCES, study sustainable concrete initiative

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

Rover in the running for the Google Lunar-X Prize

VIDEO: PISCES gets $2.3 M from state for space research

Video courtesy PISCES, voice of Stephanie Salazar WAIKOLOA, Hawaii: The Big Island-based Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems, or PISCES, is getting $2.3 million in states funds for its space research facilities. The news was announced at a press event during the agency’s annual conference in Waikoloa on Tuesday. $1.8 million will go towards

NASA rovers on display at Imiloa in Hilo

VIDEO: NASA finishes Big Island lunar experiments

Week of science ends with public display at Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo Video by David Corrigan, Voice of Stephanie Salazar HILO, Hawaii: This Saturday, visitors to ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo were able to get up close to the machines that will pave the way for humans to colonize outer space…. some of NASA’s futuristic

VIDEO: Phase one of space colonization will be in Hilo, Hawaii

By David Corrigan, Tim Bryan, and Lynn Beittel [Video by Lynn Beittel, Visionary Video | Animations courtesy NASA via PISCES] WAIKOLOA, Hawaii: A big meeting for the future of not only space exploration, but colonization, took place this week. The International Lunar Research Park Leaders Summit was held at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. It was

VIDEO: Hawaii’s lunar-like Mauna Kea hosts space tests

February 5, 2010 – Mauna Kea, Hawaii Video by David Corrigan The technologies that may be deployed in future space exploration were tested on slopes of Mauna Kea this week, 9,000 feet above sea level on the Big Island of Hawaii. The collaborative science camp set up on the cold and dusty terrain of the