• PISCES Welcomes New Robotics Tech

    PISCES Welcomes New Robotics Tech

  • Second-grader Names PISCES Rover

    Second-grader Names PISCES Rover

  • PISCES Launching Co-Op Program; Recruiting New Interns

    PISCES Launching Co-Op Program; Recruiting New Interns

  • NASA Releases Incredible Earth Images for Earth Day

    NASA Releases Incredible Earth Images for Earth Day

  • NASA Releases First Color Image of Pluto

    NASA Releases First Color Image of Pluto

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GLXP Barcelona Moon Team - June 2015

The 'World Cup' of Robotic Space Mining


PISCES Robotic International Space Mining Competition

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Women's STEM Education Program


STEM Aerospace Research Scholars

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Hawaii High School Lunar Flight Experiment


Research Investigating Dust Explusion Removal Systems

wKealakehe Mock Lander Read More »

Fun Facts About Space

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QUESTION: How old is the universe?

The Hubble Telescope captured this incredible image looking deep into a small, uncharted section of the heavens, revealing countless galaxies. Credit: NASA; ESA; G. Illingworth, D. Magee, and P. Oesch, University of California, Santa Cruz; R. Bouwens, Leiden University; and the HUDF09 Team.

Answer:  Scientists have pinpointed the age of the universe to 13.7 billion years.  How did they come up with this number?   Researchers gathered over nine years of data from a spacecraft called the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP).  The now-retired craft was launched in 2001, parking a million miles from Earth to map out the universe by measuring the temperature of radiation left over from the Big Bang.  It’s findings not only helped scientists determine the age of the universe, but also confirmed that about 95% of it is made up of mysterious elements known as dark matter and dark energy.

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The Hawaiian Space

Word of the Month

Kaʻa holo mahina mean ‘lunar rover.’ It is literally translated as vehicle (for) traveling (on the) moon.

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Explore the great unknown with PISCES

The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems, or PISCES, is a Hawaii State Government Aerospace Agency located in beautiful Hilo, Hawaii.

The Center is part of the State Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT) and conducts environmentally safe tests on Hawaii’s volcanic terrain to validate advanced space technologies under the jurisdiction of the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).

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