More Historical Milestones of the Can Do Project
GeoCam on STS-57 (1993) - Can Dos GeoCam payload took the first pictures of the Earth taken from space by a school project. Students sent the Shuttle crew target lists from the worlds first student operated control room. A record 250 student designed scientific experiments were also flown. The mission was reported in National Geographic Magazine and in a hour long documentary produced by SCETV.
BOC Challenge (1994) - Can Do supplied single use cameras to skippers of the famous around the world boat race to enable students to collect global data. The skippers sent the data home from ports around the world while students followed the race progress on the Internet.
Comet Shoemaker - Levy 9 (1994) - A collision between a comet and the planet Jupiter was regarded as the "astronomy event of the century and managed to exceed even this high expectation. Can Do teachers enjoyed the unique opportunity to witness the event from front row seats aboard the KAO in Melbourne, Australia and at the Hubble Space Telescope control room in Maryland.
Bahamas Underwater (1995) - Charleston County classroom teachers used waterproof cameras to record the ecology of living coral reefs and underwater experiments. They crewed sail boats through the Bahamas as the highlight of a Tropical Marine Science Course.
KidSat (1996-1997) - Charleston Middle School students collected digital images of Earth in the maiden flight of a Shuttle crew operated digital camera in a project hosted by NASA Jet Propulsion Lab. Charleston was one of three school districts in the nation chosen to pilot this major ongoing NASA program in recognition of the pioneering flight of the GeoCam payload.