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STS064-112-92
STS064-112-92
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Education: Lewis & Clark Trail:

Imagery from the International Space Station is is often used for educational applications (textbooks, teachers workshops, classroom lectures, news releases, and publications). The ISS payload: “Lewis and Clark, the Astronaut’s View” is one example demonstrating how human-space flight can “inspire the next generation”. The imagery illustrates and celebrates the 200th anniversary Lewis & Clark’s expedition in an exciting way, and is used in lessons about history, geography, geology, remote sensing, human determination, and overcoming adversity. In one project the imagery is being used as one of the information layers of a Geographic Information System (GIS) data package, along with other data of the same sites.

This is a collaborative project, with a team including the Teacher from Space Office at JSC, Aerospace Education Services Program (AESP) education specialists from various states and the Earth Observation Lab within the Human Exploration Office at JSC. Partners from 10 states are involved including museums, universities, Umatilla Indian Reservation in Washington and Oregon, educators, and a commercial imagery group. The payload is underway on Increment 7 and will continue into Increment 8 until the snow covers the northern states.

This photo (STS064-112-92) shows the Columbia River flowing westward to the top of the frame between Mount Adams and Mount St. Helens to the north and Mount Hood to the south. The Dalles, OR (at the south side of the big meander in the foreground of the photo) is a campsite where the Lewis and Clark expedition party set-up after passing through the long and short narrows (dalles) of the Columbia river. Cascade Locks, WA, due north of Mount Hood, is described in the Lewis and Clark journal for October 30 – November 1, 1805 as: “this great shute of falls is about ˝ a mile with the water of this great river compressed within the space of 150 paces… great number of both large and small rocks, water passing with great velocity forming and boiling in a horible manner, with a fall of about 20 feet” (spelling is from the journal).

STS064-112-92, 18 September 1994, 100 mm lens , Hasselblad camera
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