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700 Indian students clicked Earth through onboard camera at International Space Station during SPACE conducted Sally Ride EarthKAM Mission, administered by NASA

Today:- Feb – More than 1000 hi-res colour images of different locations captured through ISS camera with the participation of about 700 students from 30 schools from Delhi/NCR, Chennai and Ludhiana from 9-12 February, 2016.i-am-legend-front-cover

New Delhi: SPACE brought the enthralling experience of requesting images of the Earth from the International Space Station within the reach of its associated students through Sally Ride EarthKAM (Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle school students) February mission. This was a NASA mission administered by Sally Ride Science. Students also wrote messages for astronauts onboard the ISS, which will be compiled by SPACE and sent to the mission team.
Mr Amit Verma, CEO, SPACE, says, “This is a special opportunity for our associated students to access the camera on board the ISS, like professional scientists and astronomers, and use the acquired data for their classroom purposes. Sally Ride EarthKAM is a fantastic way to engage students in Earth and space science, Geography, Social Studies, Mathematics, communications and art.”

Naming few of the schools includes in Delhi/NCR are G.D. Goenka Public School, Sector-9, Rohini; G.D. Goenka Public School, Sector-22, Rohini; G.D. Goenka Public School, Sector-22, Sarita Vihar; The Indian Heights School, Dwarka held the programme at their premises under the guidance of SPACE.

Two special conductions in two schools venue were organised by SPACE at Delhi Public School, Greater Faridabad and Bal Bharti Public School, Gangaram Hospital Marg on February 10, 2016 for online registered schools with the participation of more than 350 students from 16 Delhi/NCR schools, which includes Bal Bharati Public School, Noida; Billabong High International School, Noida; Presidium School, Gurgaon; Apeejay School, Faridabad; Delhi Public School, Greater Faridabad; Delhi Public School, Dasna; Amity International School, Noida; ASN Schools; Uttam Schools for Girls; Bal Bharti Public School, Gangaram; Delhi Public School International Saket; National Victor Public School; Amity International School, Saket; Vikas Bharti Public School; Tagore International School; Presidium School, Ashok Vihar.

SPACE Chennai has organised conduction at 2 schools, Velammal Vidhyashram, Mambakkam and HLC International School, Karanai with the participation of 50 students who clicked over 100 images of the Earth on February 10 and 11, 2016.

SPACE Ludhiana has achieved a mark of over 300 participants at 7 schools of the city which includes, BCM Arya Model Sr. Sec School, Shastri Nagar; Spring Dales Senior Secondary Public School, Sherpur Road; Guru Nanak International Public School, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town; BCM Sr. Sec School, Sec 32; Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar; USPC Jain Public School, Chandigarh Road; Bal Bharati Public School, Phase III, Dugri from various dated between February 8 to 11, 2016.

During this programme, participants logged in to the website and requested images from the camera mounted on the ISS. Participants get a chance to capture select images of the Earth’s surface as seen from space. These images can be used in class projects in Earth science, space science, Geography, Social Studies and more.

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By Teennews1 Network Team

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