Sally Ride ISS EarthKAM Campaign
Sally Ride EarthKAM @ Space Camp is an international educational program 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 program was started by Dr. Sally Ride, the first American woman in space and was originally called kidSat. We bring this unique workshop to the schools, with the enthralling experience of imaging Earth from a unique perspective of space.
During EarthKAM missions, we hold workshops where students are guided by educators to select locations of geographical and environmental interest, based on weather and orbit checking, and through 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.
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.