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AstroDay in East Hawaiʻi Returns May 14

AstroDay in East Hawaiʻi Returns May 14

Hilo's beloved AstroDay celebration of science and discovery is back! All ages are invited for a day of educational fun on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo. Organized by the...

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Water Discovered In-Situ on Moon for First Time 

Water Discovered In-Situ on Moon for First Time 

Above: Chang'E-5 landing site where water was detected. Credit: CNSA/CLEP An international team of scientists including a planetary geologist at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has discovered water on the Moon for...

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4th Annual EMER-GEN Program Returns in September

4th Annual EMER-GEN Program Returns in September

The 4th annual EMER-GEN program for young professionals and students interested in space careers will return to Maui Sept. 12 to 14. EMER-GEN is a joint initiative of the AMOS Conference (happening Sept. 14 to 17) and...

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What’s the HAPS (High-Altitude Platform System)?

What’s the HAPS (High-Altitude Platform System)?

Above: HAPSMobile’s Sunglider HALE-UAV takes flight. Credit: AeroVironment. By: Peter De Baets - Sr. Director, AeroVironment Improvements in power electronics and composites have taken the latest generation of aircraft...

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NASA and SpaceX launch 2nd crewed mission to ISS

NASA and SpaceX launch 2nd crewed mission to ISS

Above: The Crew Dragon “Endeavour” launches atop a Falcon 9 rocket on Apr. 23 from Kennedy Space Center. Credit: NASA Four astronauts joined the International Space Station (ISS) crew late last month, marking the...

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Long-Duration Flight: The Development of HALE-UAS

Long-Duration Flight: The Development of HALE-UAS

Above: Swift Engineering's SULE UAS takes flight: Credit: Swift Engineering. By: Matthew Fladeland, Airborne Science Manager at NASA Ames The advent of lightweight, high-power batteries, efficient solar cells, and...

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Chang’e-5 Mission to Retrieve Lunar Samples

Chang’e-5 Mission to Retrieve Lunar Samples

Chang’e 5 blasts off on a Long March 5 heavy lift rocket from Wenchang Space Launch Center on Nov. 23. Credit: CNSA/CAS China is on track to return to Earth the first lunar surface samples in more than four decades. On...

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WiSE Talks Highlight Women in Space Exploration

WiSE Talks Highlight Women in Space Exploration

When eight of the world’s best and brightest women working in space exploration come together, magic happens. The first Women in Space Exploration (WiSE) Talks series hosted by PISCES featured a week of virtual...

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UH Mānoa Renews Focus on Aerospace Engineering

UH Mānoa Renews Focus on Aerospace Engineering

(L-R) UH Mānoa engineering students Adam James Macalalag, Eric Takahashi, Efren Enriquez and Matthew Nakamura hold a rocket they built and launched as part of the Spaceport America Cup competition in 2019. Credit: UH...

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UH Student-built CubeSat Set for NASA Launch

UH Student-built CubeSat Set for NASA Launch

Above: Students adding a solar panel to the Neutron-1 3U cubesat inside a cleanroom at HSFL. The inside panel contains labels with the names of all the students and faculty involved. Credit: HSFL. After six years in...

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Basalt Launchpad Tiles to Undergo Testing at NASA

Basalt Launchpad Tiles to Undergo Testing at NASA

Above: Geology Tech Kyla Edison removes basalt launchpad tiles from their casting molds after sintering. PISCES completed and shipped a series of sintered basalt tiles last month for testing by NASA’s Swamp Works at...

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