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Tall ships, space ships, and kids in Brazil…

10 Jun 2012, 22:21 UTC
Tall ships, space ships, and kids in Brazil…
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Follow the adventure as we link the crews of the ISS to the crews of the tall ships and the Beagle’s voyage 150 years ago.

… a great mix! Starting June 15, the Tocorime’ Pamatojare, Brazil’s largest sailing ship, will host the kick off of “Following Darwin”, an environmentally focused educational outreach expedition along the coast of Brazil. For five days in June in Rio de Janeiro harbor, school kids, teachers, community leaders, and the public will be welcomed aboard to see and hear about the upcoming voyage of the Tocorime’ Pamatojare, which means “Adventurous Spirit” in Portuguese, to sail to the ports of call of the HMS Beagle. The theme of the expedition is Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development as it relates to the coastal environs of Brazil. These events, exhibits, and public talks coincide with the United Nations Rio +20 Conference on Sustainable Development.
Publicly available astronaut photography taken aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will provide the big view; showing off the beauty of the Brazilian coast while helping to link the ecosystems, marine biology, and oceanography with coastal development. Astronauts such as Mike Barratt add the human exploration perspective, linking the crews of the ISS to ...

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