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Official NASA Communication 94-131

Official NASA Communication 94-131

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OFFICIAL NASA HEADQUARTERS PRESS RELEASEBarbara SelbyHeadquarters, Washington, D.C.August 8, 1994(Phone: 202/358-1983)RELEASE: 94-131NASA STIMULATES USE OF SCIENCE DATA OVER THE INTERNETNASA today selected BDM Federal, Inc., McLean, Va., to forma Remote Sensing Public Access Center (RSPAC) for demonstrating,testing and transferring technology to help provide public use of Earth and space science data over the Internet.The intent of the new center is to stimulate broad publicuse, via the Internet, of the very large remote sensing databases-- maintained by NASA and other agencies -- to stimulate U.S.economic growth, improve the quality of life and contribute tothe implementation of a National Information Infrastructure."We are looking forward to working with BDM to assist thepublic in accessing and using NASA data," said Lee B. Holcomb,NASA's Director for High Performance Computing andCommunications. "We envision that this center will play a keyrole in developing universal access to the products of NASA'sEarth and space science research."BDM will receive $12.8 million under a cooperative agreementto establish the RSPAC, which will demonstrate, test andfacilitate remote sensing database applications and new digitallibrary technologies. BDM will be supported by West VirginiaUniversity Research Corp., Morgantown, and Jardon and HowardTechnologies in Winter Park, Fla. The West Virginia University/NASA Independent Verification and Validation Facility inFairmont, W.Va., will be the central site for RSPAC activities.The center will extend access to remote sensing data beyondthe usual scientific community. By providing Internet access anduser help, remote sensing data now will be available to theeducational community (from K-12 to the university level),television and print media, libraries and hobbyists.Because the data will be available over the Internet,

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