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Space Station Images Trace Bird Migrations

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NASA released its new ISS research feature on our Space For Birds | AMASS research project in time to share on World Migratory Bird Day 2021.

AMASS project designer-photographer Dr Roberta Bondar, ISS astronaut-photographer Dr. David Saint-Jacques, and CEO Payload operator Andrea Meado relate their unique project views and commentary.

The ISS images are part of the space station’s Crew Earth Observation [CEO] project that has supported AMASS since 2016, by photographing locations of bird migration across the globe, for example, along the migratory paths of Lesser Flamingo, Piping Plover, Red Knot, Whooping Crane, and other species.

What can a collaboration of perspectives produce? Check out the story map of the Red Knot.

The AMASS Species Migratory Journeys are individually featured on their individual species StoryMaps

The Roberta Bondar Foundation’s Space For Birds | AMASS research project will host future exhibits and educational events.