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Hawaii poised to gain from space travel


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 17, 2012

~~<p>The space shuttle Endeavor's three-day road trip last month to join sister ships Discovery and Atlantis on display in a Los Angeles museum was not a funeral procession for space exploration. Rather, it was more like the end of one chapter leading to the next, in which Hawaii will play a big role in sending humans into the solar system and even landing on Mars.</p>
<p>The state has invested $2.34 million in the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) to develop and expand a project to test space vehicles in preparation for missions to Mars or the moon.</p>
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The space shuttle Endeavor's three-day road trip last month to join sister ships Discovery and Atlantis on display in a Los Angeles museum was not a funeral procession for space exploration. Rather, it was more like the end of one chapter leading to the next, in which Hawaii will play a big role in sending humans into the solar system and even landing on Mars.

The state has invested $2.34 million in the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) to develop and expand a project to test space vehicles in preparation for missions to Mars or the moon. Login for more...



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