A new mission for the Sally Ride EarthKAM is scheduled Jan. 27-30. students at participating schools log in to the EarthKAM website and request images based on their classroom investigations.
To take part in the new mission, or view images from previous missions, students and teachers should visit the project’s webpage.
“When Sally Ride became the first American woman to soar into space, one of her favorite things to do was to float over to a window on the space shuttle and look down on Earth. She was amazed by the view of our beautiful blue planet wrapped in its thin blanket of air. Sally wanted to share that view with young people all over the world,” said Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy, CEO and co-founder of SallyRide Science.
“In 1995, she came up with the idea of putting a camera on the space shuttle so that students could snap images of different places on Earth, a program that eventually became the Sally Ride EarthKAM.”
More than 500,000 students, representing thousands of schools in 78 countries, have participated in EarthKAM since the program began, taking nearly 80,000 images of Earth.
Sally Ride Science was founded to empower educators in grades 3-8 to spark and sustain student interest in STEM topics — science, technology, engineering and match — and careers.
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