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Microsoft partners NASA to impart online lessons about space

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Microsoft partners NASA

The education arm of tech-giant Microsoft has collaborated with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to create online lessons to get the kids interested about space.

As per media reports, there will be eight online lesson plans on different topics. The lessons range from designing astro socks to protecting astronauts’ feet in microgravity to designing one’s own space station.

The curriculum will reportedly comprise of 3D design challenges, data analysis lessons and virtual reality (VR) experiences.

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It will take 3-4 sessions of 50 minutes each to get well versed in a course. For a single student, it will cost $2 to $3 approximately.

Notably, the two companies entered into the partnership after meeting at International Society for Technology Educators Conference in 2018, asserted Karon Weber, Partner Director, Microsoft Education Workshop.

The Microsoft and NASA, through the course, plan to create exposure around Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) modules. It will ask the students to detect seasons from biome images.

To finish the class, students will need Windows 10 and a Microsoft Office subscription.

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