Expedition 24 Crew Sends a Message to the Texas School for the Deaf
Audience: Educators and Students Grades: K-12 Year: 2010 Duration: 1 minute 51 seconds Size: 7.7 MB
Members of the International Space Station Expedition 24 crew send greetings from space to the students at the Texas School for the Deaf, or TSD. Students from the Zealous Studio, the TSD video technology class, introduce themselves.
While aboard the International Space Station in 2010, astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson used American Sign Language, or ASL, to answer a variety of video inquiries submitted by students from the Texas School for the Deaf, or TSD. She recorded almost an hour of video footage showing an inside view of the station in response to the students' questions about life in space. NASA sent the video footage to TSD, and students in Bobbie Guerra's video technology class (Zealous Studio) used this footage to create a series of video clips.
Caldwell Dyson suggested this project as a way to inspire deaf and hard-of-hearing students to learn more about space science and to encourage them to pursue space-related careers.