Teaching Science in Space

June 19, 2014


Photographer: NASA Public Domain Photo; Jeffrey Bennett

Imagine if astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) could read books that teach aspects of Earth and Space science to kids, teachers, and parents down on Earth. Well, there's no need to imagine because it’s already happening, as part of the new Story Time From Space program. In this photo we see JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata as he prepared to read “The Wizard Who Saved the World,” by Jeffrey Bennett. The Story Time From Space program will also include videos of science demonstrations performed on the space station, curriculum materials and more, all posted freely on the web. Photo taken on March 13, 2014.

Photo details: Camera Model: NIKON D2Xs; Lens: 12.0-24.0 mm f/4.0; Focal Length: 13mm (35mm equivalent: 19mm); Aperture: f/22.0; Exposure Time: 0.017 s (1/60); ISO equiv: 200; Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows).