The Hinode/XRT Team has put together a DVD called the XRT Education & Public Outreach DVD. This contains information on space science careers and  building Hinode XRT, a space X-ray telescope.

This DVD is a resource for secondary school teachers who provide career guidance for students (aged 11-18 years old). The goal is to introduce students, particularly those who might be interested in technical careers, to the diversity of career opportunities at NASA and in the space industry.

The DVD embeds career awareness in video clips that document the construction of an X-ray telescope that was launched into Earth orbit on the Hinode satellite on September 23, 2006. The resource provides students with a unique window into the workplace and an unscripted view of workers collaborating and solving problems as they attend to their specialties.

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Hinode is a Japanese mission developed and launched by ISAS/JAXA, with NAOJ as domestic partner and NASA and STFC (UK) as international partners. It is operated by these agencies in co-operation with ESA and the NSC (Norway).

Find out more about Hinode on the Sun|trek website