A New Record for a Flat Stanley- the Greatest Altitude Differential

from 362102.4 metres (225 miles) above the earth to 4500 metres (2.79 miles) below the ocean surface

Here is Flat Stanley with Commander John Phillips (he is holding a print out of Stan). This was taken in April 2005 as I was working with the International Space Station's EarthKam. We regularly use a camera aboard the ISS to take images of the earth and this was an opportunity for Stanley to assist with it. Commander Phillips and the EarthKam staff were very interested in helping get him on the station. This even earned us a call from NASA during class time asking about Stanley. The International Space Station orbits at 225 miles above the earth, or 362 102.4 meters.


This is a picture of a shrunken Flat Stanley on a Styrofoam after going to the depth of -4500 meters as attached to a CTD device as part of a NOAA study on the California Current that I just returned from. As a NOAA Teacher at Sea, I brought Stanley along and attached him to the Styrofoam cup to explore the bottom of the ocean. Due to the pressure at 4500 meters below the surface of the ocean, the 8 oz cup is reduced to the size in the photo.


This is the device that took the cups to such a great depth.


Please see the logs at http://teacheratsea.noaa.gov/2007/haste/index.html (give them a few days to be posted) to learn about what we did.
I would be happy to answer any questions.
       Mrs. T. Haste,  M.S. Ed.
National Board Certified Teacher Early Adolescent Science
Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) Certified
Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth Faculty     
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Teacher at Sea 
Japan Fulbright Scholar
Ghana Fulbright-Hayes Scholar
Project Maury Peer Trainer (US Naval Academy and American Meteorological Society)
        Teacher Leaders in Research-Based Science Education, Peer Mentor