A team of University of Hawaʻi community college students gathered at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia in August 2016 to launch scientific experiments they had designed and built into space. A NASA videographer documented their journey.
Project Imua is a joint faculty-student enterprise of four UH community college campuses (Honolulu, Kapiʻolani, Kauaʻi and Windward Community College). Its primary mission is to engage undergraduate students in project-based research with real-world STEM applications by developing small payloads for space flight.
Project Imua continues to operate under Hawaii Space Grant Consortium, and Hawaii Space Flight Lab (HSFL) is continuing to serve as a resource for testing our current payload, which is scheduled for launched from NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia in August 2017. The HSFL vacuum chamber will also be used to evaluate the thrust of the ScubeR (Super Simple Sublimation Rocket) fsublimation-propelled rocket.
Read more about recent projects and watch the documentary about the August 2016 test at Kaunānā.