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  • Moon RIDERS Students Honored at State Capitol

    Moon RIDERS Students Honored at State Capitol

  • Kealakehe Moon RIDERS Complete First Tests for Lunar Experiment

    Kealakehe Moon RIDERS Complete First Tests for Lunar Experiment

  • `Iolani Students Complete Initial Tests for Lunar Flight Experiment

    `Iolani Students Complete Initial Tests for Lunar Flight Experiment

  • `Iolani & Kealakehe Moon RIDERS Launch Simulated Lunar Mission

    `Iolani & Kealakehe Moon RIDERS Launch Simulated Lunar Mission

  • PISCES and Partners Pour Experimental Lunar Sidewalk in Hawaii

    PISCES and Partners Pour Experimental Lunar Sidewalk in Hawaii

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GLXP Barcelona Moon Team - June 2015

The 'World Cup' of Robotic Space Mining

PRISM

PISCES Robotic International Space Mining Competition

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Women's STEM Education Program

STARS

STEM Aerospace Research Scholars

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Hawaii High School Lunar Flight Experiment

Moon RIDERS

Research Investigating Dust Explusion Removal Systems

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Fun Facts About Space

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QUESTION: Are there any planets similar to Earth in the Universe?

Artist’s concept of Kepler 186-f. Credit: NASA/SETI/JPL.

Answer:  To human knowledge, yes!  Last year in April, scientists discovered the closest thing to Earth yet found in the cosmos.  The earth-sized planet, called Kepler 186-f, lies some 490 light years from Earth and orbits a red dwarf star.  What makes it a close relative to our home planet?  Though it is somewhat larger, Kepler lies in what is known as the ‘Goldilocks zone’, a habitable zone where environmental conditions are favorable to supporting the existence of life as we know it.

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The Hawaiian Space

Word of the Month

Hōkūhoʻokelewaʻais the Hawaiian name for the star Sirius.  It is literally translated as ‘canoe-guiding star’.  The appearance of this star served as a signal for sailing on a voyage.  The star was also believed to appear just before the birth of a high chief.  

  •      Hoku – star; Ho`okele – to steer; Wa`a – canoe

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PISCES

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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