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KidSat
Background 

Core Idea  
Appreciation of value of Shuttle photographs for science and education

Student Program
Earth observations in support of Shuttle Radar Laboratory
Trained crews 
Dedicated Cameras (hand held, bracket mounted, video)
Focused on science observations

Program developed by high school students working with scientists and astronauts 
Challenge Awards students
Training notebook and journal paper
Participated in the mission

Elements that Captured Students' Interest
Involvement in piloted space program
Involvement in real NASA mission
Shuttle photos before remote sensing data
Ability to explore unexplored territory using photos

Elements that Indicated Learning Took Place
Humanities students easily grasped mission concepts
Came away with new appreciation of the Earth
Improved both skills and attitude
Some changed to science majors
            
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