HONOLULU, April 14 (UPI) — NASA says it has entered into a partnership with Hawaii for a variety of activities involving various space science projects.
Officials said the projects will include small satellite development, advanced aviation, space exploration, education and science.
The three-year Space Act Agreement was signed during a ceremony in Honolulu by the director of NASA’s Ames Research Center, S. Pete Worden, and Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle.
“NASA and Hawaii have collaborated in space exploration since the early years of our space program when Apollo astronauts trained for their missions on the lunar-like volcanic terrain on the Big Island of Hawaii,” Worden said. “With this agreement, we look forward to extending that partnership even further as we continue to explore and expand into space.”
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