Kauai college students travel for NASA rocket launch

Kauai college students travel for NASA rocket launch

PUHI, Hawaii (AP) - Three Kauai Community College students and their instructors are preparing to blast off a rocket with NASA.

The Garden Island reports that the group has traveled to Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia for the launch of the RockSat-X rocket.

The program, called Project Imua, is funded by a two-year $500,000 grant awarded under the NASA Space Grant Competitive Opportunity for Partnerships with Community Colleges and Technical Schools.

The program was designed to encourage students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math degrees in college.

The goal of Project Imua is to get data on ultra violet energy that is normally filtered out by Earth's atmosphere.

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