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Two local schools/districts, St.Francis and the Hilo/Waiakea complex, are looking for help funding their Student Spaceflight Experiment Program. The program is through the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (, a 501c3 non-profit.

The plan is for students to divide into small teams that will compete at the local level to design and propose a real microgravity experiment of their own. One experiment will be selected to fly for their community to the International Space Station in low Earth orbit, in Spring 2013, and have an assigned astronaut conduct the experiment. They are GUARANTEED an experiment slot to Space Station.

The cost of the program is $19,950 at strictly full cost recovery. The schools have been working hard to reach their goal by the September 12 deadline. If you or your organization would like to support or find out more information, please contact:
St. Francis, Florence Hulihee,
Hilo/Waiakea Complex, Christine Copes,

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