‘We beat out the entire world’: Makua Lani takes top honors in NASA space settlement contest

Makua Lani students Christian Taniyama-Mento, left and Austin Pham work on their award winning space station project. Special to West Hawaii Today

Makua Lani students show a component of their award winning space station design. (Courtesy Photos/Special to West Hawaii Today)

A small, private school in Kona recently took top honors in the National Space Society Space Settlement Contest administered by NASA Ames Research Center.