What a cool project to do with your kids. We've seen a similar set up before, but I think this is the first we've seen of an HD camera being sent up.
Again, these types of things can be put together for a few hundred bucks -- what an AMAZING science project for a classroom to do.
Have the kids each sign a small contract saying they will explore the world through science, and send the contract to space! Frame them up and give the kids a great souvenir that will be sure to motivate them to keep science in their future.
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