Hawaii's Portal to Space

Research, development, and education for space exploration.
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What We Do

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Applied Research

Researching dual-use technologies for Earth & space.

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Aerospace Development

Diversifiying & growing the local economy.

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Internships & Education

Hands-on STEM projects & programs for future explorers.

Latest News

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PISCES Visits Classrooms During 19th Journey Through The Universe Week

Above: Coral Clark of SETI explains spectroscopy to students at Kapiolani Elementary School on Feb. 28. JTTU is back! This week, PISCES is...
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Applications Open for UCSC’s 2023 Science Internship Program

Science Internship Program student. Credit: UC Santa Cruz The University of California, Santa Cruz is now accepting applications for...

UH Researchers to Monitor Astronauts’ Bodies in Space Using Smart Devices

Can smart phones and smart watches keep astronauts healthier in space? University of Hawaiʻi researchers have partnered with NASA to find...
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UH Lab Creates Building Blocks for DNA in Simulated Deep Space Environment

Researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa have discovered a way to synthetically make building blocks for DNA and RNA under the...
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Satellites Capture Mauna Loa Eruption From Space

Above: The European Space Agency's Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite captured this composite image of the eruption shortly after it...
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Our Mission

We are a research center at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo focused on additive manufacturing technology to advance space exploration and improve the local economy. Through projects in applied research and aerospace development, we serve as a launchpad to inspire and prepare kamaʻāina students for space-related careers.