- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaii high school students are being given an opportunity to work with NASA on a moon dust experiment.

The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems said Tuesday it will help the Hawaii students build a mock-up of a moon-landing space craft. Students will install and mount technology to cope with the effects of moon dust.

Dust is a major problem on the moon because it interferes with and damages space equipment.

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center will mentor students in the project.

Students will be able to test the experiment on the Big Island before NASA sends a space craft to the moon at the end of next year. The students will provide their design and test data to the Kennedy Space Center.


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