Sally Ride EarthKAM

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Overview


Take photos of your favorite locations on the Earth through a camera on International Space Station. Participate in a NASA project and see the earth from the SPACE.

Sally Ride ISS EarthKAM is an international educational programme of NASA through which students can receive stunning images of the Earth from a digital camera mounted at a nadir pointing window in the International Space Station (ISS). This programme was started by Dr Sally Ride, the first American woman in space and was originally called kidSat. SPACE India brings this unique workshop to our schools, with the enthralling experience of imaging Earth from a unique perspective of space.

Description of Activity
Every year 4-5 EarthKAM missions take place in which SPACE India holds workshops where students are guided by SPACE educators to select locations of geographical and environmental interest, based on weather and orbit checking, and through a software, interface submit requests which are sent to ISS. ISS captures images of the locations and makes high-quality images available for download. Images have been taken of regions of interest in geography, environment, ecology and natural disasters.

Learning Outcomes and Benefits to Schools
Students learn about ISS, and how to select regions based on climatic and environmental importance. This is a multidisciplinary project and students learn about software and additional skills. Schools are privileged to join in a NASA outreach programme simultaneously with schools around the world.

Current Programme

This is the 69th mission of the SALLY RIDE EARTHKAM and the 1st event in the year 2020.
Sally Ride Earthkam will be conducted at different locations of India like Delhi-NCR, Chennai, and Surat from 24th Feb 2020 to 27th Feb 2020.
Students can request to click the pictures of the geographical locations of the planet Earth from the camera mounted on the International Space Station.
You can click on the register button given below and register your school.In case of any query, you can email on outreach@space-india.com.

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In case of any query you can email on outreach@space-india.com.

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Achievements

2019

The mission was a big success as this year also SPACE conducted multiple workshops in multiple places throughout Pan India. SALLY RIDE EARTHKAM 66th mission was conducted in more than 150 schools and the student participation in the mission was approx. 1300 in more than 50 missions with approximately 2600 codes. Students requested the image of locations like Volcanoes, national parks, cyclones, flood-affected areas, drought-affected areas, forests and deforestation, storms affected areas tsunami-hit areas, and their own country, state, city, etc.
This project has been conducted by SPACE since 2012:

  • SPACE has been conducting workshops since 2012, with multiple workshops in a year.
  • Workshops have been conducted in more than 150 schools.
  • Participation in about 30 EarthKam Missions.
  • Over 3000 stunning, high quality images received from student requests.
  • Locations including Volcanoes, national parks, cycles and tsunami hit areas etc. had been requested.
  • This workshop has been covered live on Lok Sabha TV (Click here to see the Video)

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