Sally Ride EarthKAM
You control the camera in this unique Earth observation experiment onboard the International Space Station! In 2016 alone, students and educators around the world requested more than 24,000 images through Sally Ride EarthKAM at Space Camp. Open to schools and informal educational groups, this NASA program is administered by the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and Teledyne Brown Engineering.
The next EarthKAM mission, Mission 58, will be in Fall 2017 and will last about 4 days. Starting in late summer, educators can sign up for their classrooms to request images. EarthKAM provides standards-based, grade-appropriate lesson plans to help teachers incorporate EarthKAM into their classroom activities.
Students can enjoy EarthKAM learning activities even if their class is not registered to request images. Through EarthKAM's website, anyone can access free resources to learn how to track the ISS in its orbit, explore the science of Earth observation, and browse galleries of images from past missions.
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- Space Station’s EarthKAM Sees the Grand Canyon - NASA Space Station blog, May 2017