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Hawaii community college students prepare to send experiments into space

It’s going to be an exciting, and nerve-wracking weekend for students from three different community colleges at the University of Hawaii.

Project Imua allows undergraduate students in project-based STEM research to develop small payloads for space flight.

Students from Windward, Honolulu, Kapiolani, and Kauai community colleges put together three experiments utilizing different types of technology that will be loaded onto a rocket set to blast off in Virginia.

According to Project Imua student Damien Apilando, the experiments consist of “two on-board cameras, and we have accelerometers to take data during flight, and then on the sublimation rocket itself, we have two look-back cameras that communicate with the payload on the actual rocket through…


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