CORONA Satellite Educational Resource
This educational resource was designed to explain the history of the CORONA satellite and celebrate the people involved in this milestone for surveillance and reconnaissance.
It was used as an educational tool for school children at learning events where they could learn about the history of the CORONA satellite with engaging visuals.
When taking the learning to airshows, an interactive touchscreen presentation is used to enhance the learning activity.
The resource was created as a bespoke Flash project in a scrapbook style where the visuals embellished the theme of history and fact-finding.
Louise Cox (Kiln Director) worked with SME’s who were involved in the original CORONA satellite project, who shared stories with her about the 1947 Roswell incident among other fascinating facts, which were included in the resource.
For example, one such story included in the resource explains that during the testing of surveillance camera balloons, they were launched from an abandoned US Navy base in California. Sometimes the balloons would drift away from the target area and fall down in a place called Roswell. As this was classified activity, the Airforce gave no explanation to why these objects fell out of the sky… and so the 1947 Roswell flying saucer theory was born.
Fact file sample: the name CORONA was chosen when the initiators were in an office and one happened to be sitting near a type-writer made by Smith-Corona.