Sally Ride EarthKAM @ Space Camp 

Sally Ride EarthKAM @ Space Camp is an international educational program of NASA through which students can receive stunning images of the Earth from a digital camera mounted at a nadir pointing window in the International Space Station (ISS). This program was started by Dr. Sally Ride, the first American woman in space and was originally called kidSat. Homi Lab brings this unique workshop to our schools, with the enthralling experience of imaging Earth from a unique perspective of space.
 

During EarthKAM missions, Homi Lab holds workshops where students are guided by educators to select locations of geographical and environmental interest, based on weather and orbit checking, and through software, interface submit requests which are sent to ISS. ISS captures images of the locations and makes high-quality images available for download. Images have been taken of regions of interest in geography, environment, ecology and natural disasters.

Students learn about ISS, and how to select regions based on climatic and environmental importance. This is a multidisciplinary project and students learn about software and additional skills. Schools are privileged to join in a NASA outreach programme simultaneously with schools around the world.

The Process

  • Registration Begins - September 14, 2021
  • Participants can start registering for the campaign as per the given guidelines.
     

  • Registration Ends - September 20, 2021
  • The last date for registration is 20th September 2021, 6 PM IST
     

  • Selected Candidates - September 20, 2021
  • A list of participants based on their responses to the given form will be released.
     

  • Training Premieres - September 21, 2021
  • Shortlisted students shall be taken through a wonderful journey of asteroid hunting through our own online platform. 
     

  • Campaign Commences - September 21, 2021
  • The selected candidates will begin their journey to click the images from the International Space Station camera.
     

  • Announcement of Image
  • Citizen Scientists will receive certificates from NASA and the clicked image would be released on the website after a month.

Guidelines

  • Participants should have access to a proper internet connection and must be operating a computer/laptop.

  • A limited number of participants will be selected globally to participate in the prestigious campaign.

  • Participants must be available throughout the campaign from September 21 - September 24, 2021.

  • Participants of any nationality can apply.