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STS076-315-003

June 1, 2011
Onboard the aft flight deck of the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Atlantis, astronaut Richard A. Searfoss, pilot, signals approval of progress with the KidSat Project - a three year pilot program making its first flight in space. KidSat is to fly on the Space Shuttle once a year. An Electronic Still Camera (ESC) (upper right), aimed at Earth below, was controlled by students on the ground during the flight. A video camera (out of frame) was also utilized. The downlinked images are to be used as a basis for a broad scope of curriculum disciplines.


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