QUESTION: How long does it take to get to space from Earth?
Answer: The average journey into space from the launchpad to orbit takes about 8.5 minutes. A spacecraft must accelerate to just over 17.000 MPH to make the journey out of Earth’s atmosphere!
Lā: Lā (pronounced “lāh”) means “sun”.
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).