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Kansai Campus
January 25, 2012

Kansai Soka Gakuen set to take part in the NASA education program “MoonKAM”

Last year on September 10 NASA launched two lunar probes, GRAIL-A and GRAIL-B, fitted with small cameras for educational purposes. GRAIL-B entered orbit around the moon on January 1 this year and will begin taking photos of the moon's surface in early March.
The launch of these two probes is part the “MoonKAM” program, the world's first education program for lunar exploration. Kansai Soka Gakuen has decided to take part in this historic event. Communicating through a center in San Diego, the students will be able to select and send the information for the location they would like to shoot to GRAIL straight from their school. Participants in this program will also be able to use the photos transmitted from GRAIL, including those of sunrises on the moon and its cratered surface, as educational materials to help further their study of the challenging field of space exploration.