Actually, the moon rocks discovered on the Big Island of Hawaii are not from the moon, instead NASA has deemed that the volcanic terrain of Hawaii Island is perfect for simulated moon outposts. If this facility is built, it will be called PISCES, the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration.
"This 'simulation facility' would serve as a test and training area for systems and technologies to be used on the moon and would be supported by academia, industry and government," according to Micheal Duke, a professor at the Center for Space Resources, at the Colorado School of Mines.
All that is needed to begin going forward with this plan, is for Governor Linda Lingle to sign Senate Bill 907 into law.
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