Hilo-based space center getting NASA help

Published On: Jun 26 2013 02:28:29 PM HST   Updated On: Jun 26 2013 02:30:54 PM HST
NASA logo


HILO, Hawaii -

A Hilo-based space research and education center is enlisting the expertise of NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
Kennedy will provide research project assistance to the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems, or PISCES, under a new agreement.
PISCES Executive Director Rob Kelso told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald the center will reimburse NASA for the help it receives.
Kelso says PISCES wants to develop printing technology that can make use of the island's lava rock, which is similar to rock on the moon and Mars.
The former NASA flight director says future space explorers are going to need to make tools out of the materials around them.
The agreement replaces a similar contract PISCES had with NASA's Ames Research Center.

NASA Selects 2013 Astronaut Candidate Class

Click here to see NASA's 2013 Astronaut Candidate Class.


The views expressed are not those of this site, this station or its affiliated companies. By posting your comments you agree to accept our terms of use.
blog comments powered by Disqus