About Sally Ride EarthKAM

Sally Ride EarthKAM (Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle school students) is a NASA educational outreach program that enables students, teachers, and the public to learn about Earth from the unique perspective of space.

The project was initiated by Dr. Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, in 1995 and called KidSat. The Franja Malgaja Primary School is the first school in Slovenia to participate in this exceptional program.

“When I was orbiting Earth in the space shuttle, I could float over to a window and gaze down at the delicate white clouds, brilliant orange deserts, and sparkling blue water of the planet below. I could see the coral reefs in the oceans, fertile farmlands in the valleys, and twinkling city lights beneath the clouds. Even from space, it is obvious that Earth is a living planet.”

Sally Ride

By analyzing the photos we have taken we can observe an interesting happening on the Earth’s surface like the extent of glaciation in Patagonia (Argentina). With a little luck we will take photos of the same glacier each year and compare how it is melting away.