Kennedy Space Center
July 18, 2002
KSC Web Enhancement Adds Video To Online Multimedia Gallery
Thanks to a recent upgrade, visitors to Kennedy Space Center's online Multimedia Gallery at http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/index.cfm
are no longer limited to searching only for photos. The Gallery has been expanded to include video clips of significant Center events in addition to the still photography archive already provided.
Space Shuttle pre-launch preparations, launches and landings comprise the majority of the videos, although expendable vehicle launches, weekly KSC Direct! news briefs and other happenings are frequently showcased. The videos are provided in a downloadable RealMedia format in two different sizes for visitors using 56K modems or Cable/Broadband connections.
"We consistently receive feedback through our ongoing Web survey that our visitors are very interested in videos and photos," said Dennis Armstrong, KSC Web Media Manager. "Adding videos to the Multimedia Gallery will provide our visitors with a one-stop resource for KSC multimedia."
The KSC Web site officially began providing video coverage with the launch of STS-104 in July 2001, allowing Web site visitors to view clips excerpted from NASA TV as well as some KSC Web-exclusive videos. The Multimedia Gallery has been online with KSC's still photography archive since November 2001, when it went live along with a home page redesign. Visitors can search the Center's video archive and extensive still photo archive using a variety of methods, including dates and keywords.
The Kennedy Space Center Web site, launched in 1993, has traditionally focused on KSC-specific information such as Space Shuttle missions, Space Station processing and expendable launch vehicles. Recently, however, several new links to other online NASA resources have been added. During Fiscal Year 2001, the KSC Web site received more than 250 million hits and 4 million visitors. The KSC home page is located at http://www.ksc.nasa.gov
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