Around the World with a Canon Camcorder -- NASA Brings Science to a Computer near You
The Canon A1 Digital camcorder is used onboard the Space Shuttle, but space is not the only place where you can find scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration using Canon photographic equipment.
NASA uses Canon camcorders to photograph volcanoes, weather conditions and the many other wonders of nature. The images captured by the camcorders are passed through a laptop computer and uplinked to a satellite for live Web-casting on the Internet.
Going where few have gone before, NASA scientists document the ever-changing conditions on Earth and bring the thrill of scientific discovery into homes and schools. They strive to increase interest and aptitude in science and technology by providing students with the opportunity to perform similar tasks.
Until recently, NASA used a Canon ES900 camcorder, which was retired after logging about 50,000 …
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Publication information: Article title: Around the World with a Canon Camcorder -- NASA Brings Science to a Computer near You. Contributors: Not available. Journal title: T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education). Volume: 28. Issue: 4 Publication date: November 2000. Page number: 96. © 2009 1105 Media, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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