NASA has teamed up with High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) on one of the coolest missions with broad appeal to the general public. The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment allows everyone to view our home from space in real time!
Astronauts mounted four high-definition cameras outside of the space station. The experiment allows scientists to see how the equipment stands up to the exposure to radiation in space. The real goal is not to entertain, but to develop hardware for space exploration.
Giving the rest of us a view from space, though, adds tremendous value to the experiment. The views are incredible and will inspire us all to dream of what we can do with technology and space exploration. NASA needs more fans and supporters. This kind of experiment fosters a fan base just like watching the Apollo astronauts walking and driving on the moon.
If the above live feed is down (really the ISS is on the dark side of the planet), you can watch these “Best of” videos.
Michael Kuster opened Digital Age Solution in 2005 after managing Information Technology for various government agencies for many years. Before taking on this venture full-time, he operated a web site design and hosting company, KusterNet, for a decade. After being asked by web site customers to manage and maintain their computers, KusterNet became Digital Age Solution.
Mike maintains a hands-on, active role in the management and delivery of service to customers at Digital Age Solution. Rather than sitting behind a desk, he can often be found running cable on telephone poles, fixing computers on-site, and providing one-on-one support to customers.
Mike lives in Walkersville, Maryland with his wife and three children. He actively serves as a volunteer and board member for several non-profits including 4-H, Federated Charities, and the Town of Walkersville.