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535352982 "width =" 720 "height =" 450 "alt =" Wellington's Carter Observatory  Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller  Mr. Parker said it was great that the US was cooperative and that they recognized New Zealand's innovation in satellite technology that would benefit the world.
Mobile communications were accessible to people in geographically dispersed areas Making it cheaper to introduce fiber optics … and enabling us to improve land use and water quality over the years, "said Parker.
"New Zealand is well positioned to become a center for new space activities with its highly skilled workforce and expertise in physics, energy, engineering and computer research."
The United States Ambassador to New Zealand, Scott Brown, said it It makes sense to expand the New Zealanders Internship Program
"They have the innovative and independent spirit of entrepreneur emerging from their comfort zone, thinking outside the box and trying to make things better," said Brown.
"Who Would You Think You Have Bikes in a Sailboat? This is a great example of the America's Cup."
The Minister of Economic Development, David Parker, announced the announcement at the Wellington Carter Observatory.
Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller
The completion of a NASA internship would also be a great addition to the lives of young New Zealanders, he said
Delwyn Moller, research director of the Space Science Technology Center in Otago , was also at today's launch of NASA internships.
She also worked for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was excited about the new venture.
"It is such a clean and important step that really gives one way for students, rather than the random hike that I did that happened to me [there]" Dr. Moller said.
"Now there is an actual path and path through which is tangible and they are pursuing a process."
Several promising New Zealand New Zealand scientists were also at the Carter Observatory today.
Dr. Delwyn Moller is excited about NASA's new adventure of young kiwis.
Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller
Matthew Furkert, who heads the Undergraduate Rocket Club at Canterbury University, is already involved in rocket missions in the atmosphere and will apply for a NASA scholarship to Promoting His Career in Space Science
"It's a really exciting opportunity to go overseas and gain NASA expertise and expand the space sector here in New Zealand," he said.
"I just want to get bigger rockets and hit higher altitudes and go into space for a day."
Jack Davies, another UC student at launch, also wanted to apply for an internship at NASA
19659006] He said hopefully at the end of his degrees something he and Mr Furkert had reached the edge of space and he wanted to continue to improve.
"I want to design rockets … to be the best they could be, so this opportunity at NASA is amazing, they are experts they made it's been so long and it would be nice to see what they were going to do. "
Applications for NASA scholarships will be launched next month, and it is hoped that the first students will be there next June.