Space Shuttle experience brought to classrooms
News story originally written on January 9, 1997
Scheduled for launch on January 12, the Space Shuttle Atlantis will be
carrying one uncommon payload...KidSat. KidSat is an education program
maintained by NASA. A still camera aboard the shuttle is used by middle
school and high school students to
learn more about space, astronauts, Earth.
A group of students will operate KidSat's "Mission Control".
These students will receive
telemetry from the shuttle and will send instructions to the camera to
photograph the Earth.
This program allows students nationwide to learn more about our planet
and NASA's shuttle operations. Interested school districts may view the
information and images from KidSat via the following Internet address:
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