By Kristy Tamashiro
HNN Spring Intern
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - University of Hawaii students are gearing up for their third NASA rocket launch.
Students from Honolulu, Kapiolani, Kauai and Windward Community College campuses are working on creating spacecraft cargo that will be included on an upcoming NASA rocket launch.
This is a part of the faculty-student operation for undergraduates to get hands-on experience designing small cargo for space-flight.
The latest project, named "Project Imua Multiple Experiment Attempt Two," is being assembled with improvements from previous models.
The first cargo load from the team was launched into space in 2015. For the second attempt in 2016, project Imua students gathered at the NASA Flight Facilities in Virginia. A ray detector and a rocket was launched, and reached heights of 96 miles above the Earth's surface.
The experiment was identified as lost at sea after NASA planes couldn't track them.
The next launch is scheduled for August at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Click here for more.