Distance Learning and Public Outreach:
Live From Space Station™
Live International Space Station Data!
Have you ever wondered what it's like to
be an astronaut, or maybe even a specialist
in mission control? In order to ensure the
safety and health of the astronauts, mission
control monitors and maintains all the vital
components of the International Space Station.
The ground support crew monitors the temperature
and pressures of the Destiny Lab module
to make sure the astronauts are comfortable.
There are approximately 50,000 items on
the ISS that have to be monitored to make
sure everything is working properly. Now
you, too, can monitor the cabin temperature
or see how the solar array panels are storing
power while they are in direct sunlight.
From Space Station is a joint effort to
provide real-time scientific data to schools
and the public. Find out more information
about the "International Space Station:
The Earth Tour" traveling exhibit,
as well as information on the Live From
Space Station contributors. Check
out our Live From Space Station Partners.
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The International Space Station is an ideal
facility to provide long-term educational
resources to educators, science museums
and web sites, and
the general public. It is a wealth of information
and as more experimenters are launched it
will become an even more valuable teaching
tool. Where else can you watch the effects
of microgravity on plants, crystals, and
even astronauts, LIVE!! Please visit our
latest Live From Space Station exhibit on
display at Discovery Place in Charlotte,
NC. Live from Space Station adds an exciting
element to Space Station-related science
education and public outreach programs.
Requirements for viewing the Live From
Space Station web page:
You must use Internet Explorer 5.0 or later.
Make sure that your browser security settings
are set to ENABLE or PROMPT for all ActiveX
controls. If you select prompt, please select
yes to the dialog boxes that prompt you
to install the ActiveX control. In your
Internet Explorer browser select Tools->Options
from the menubar, now select the Security
tab. Select the custom level and verify
the ActiveX control settings.
The display was built for a 19" monitor
at 1280x1024 resolution with the web browser
toolbars hidden. It will work fine with
other settings but it may appear bulky.
Those with firewalls may not be able to
view the data. A sure sign that it is working
is to verify that the TIME under the Live
From Space Station logo is showing the current
date. The time will only update when the
experimenter data signal is in AOS.
When viewing the display, turn up your computer
speakers to hear the audio clip or read
the narration for it.
Are you an Experimenter?
Live From Space Station is a great outlet
for your education/public outreach (E/PO)
needs. If you've been looking for a way
to fulfill your E/PO requirements, look
no further. Live From Space Station has
a network of science museums, science web
sites, and education portals to help provide
your LIVE scientific data to the science
interested public. In addition to providing
real-time data for E/PO this application
can be used by your research team. Tired
of staying in the lab 24/7 to keep watch
on your telemetry during a flight mission.
Now, you can watch it from home or your
Are you a science web portal or
educational content provider?
The new millennium has changed the way we
educate students and the general public.
Distance Learning has evolved from "stuffy"
on-line textbooks to exciting real-time
scientific data analysis. Now students can
get hands-on experience with monitoring
atmospheric pressures and temperatures.
Today's Internet viewer has a wealth of
information at his fingertips, including
high-tech graphics and simulations. Let
Live From Space Station keep your viewers
on the edge of their seats as they race
through the skies with the International