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.
Topics: ISS EarthKAM, Richard A. Searfoss, Space Shuttle, Edwards Air Force Base, Shuttle, Technology Internet, pilot, Astronaut