Tim Sutton, a QGIS developer, pointed out their recent interview with Tim Baggett who helped design an OpenSource based system to track ballons for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Check out this informative interview at QGIS Community – Interview with Tim Baggett
I just read an article about a teacher in Maine who has had her students participating in projects based on NASA’s ISS EarthKam project. EartKAM is Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students, an education program that is centered around a camera currently mounted on the International Space Station. EarthKAM has actually been around since 1996 and has also flown on shuttle missions, so there is a pretty nice archive of images on the website. The images are taken by students themselves, who request specific areas via the Web. It’s a pretty cool program, and is a way to get students interested in geography and the applications of remote sensing.
Check out NASA’s EarthKAM website