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Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1726)

Nicole Miller
Bader Rutter & Associates, Milwaukee
(Phone: 262/938-5425)

October 6, 2005
 
RELEASE : 05-299
 
 
NASA and OfficeMax Bring Space Exploration Down to Earth
 
 
With the click of a mouse, the public can go to a local OfficeMax® to pick up printed and collated copies of NASA mission and program data, pictures and other space-related information.

NASA and OfficeMax, Incorporated, Itasca, Ill., have partnered to get agency printed materials into the hands of students, educators and the public quickly and easily. Educators and NASA enthusiasts, who download documents from the agency's Web site, can have the large files printed at the closest OfficeMax store. OfficeMax Print and Document Services facilities are offering savings of up to 50 percent on all materials printed from the NASA Web site.

"This partnership with OfficeMax offers another creative avenue to ensure NASA's educational products are available quickly and efficiently for the public and teachers," said Joe Davis, Director of NASA's Strategic Communications Office.

Anyone can search free materials on NASA's Web site by visiting:

www.nasa.gov/education/materials

Teachers and other space enthusiasts can either print the materials themselves or click the new OfficeMax icon on the NASA Web site. The materials will be professionally copied and collated for delivery, shipping or available for next-day pick up at the nearest OfficeMax store. In many cases, materials are lengthy and have numerous color pictures and graphics, which can take hours to download.

"NASA offers a wide variety of educational resources to help teachers inspire students to learn more about science, and OfficeMax makes accessing those documents a little easier," said Sam Duncan, president and CEO of OfficeMax. "This partnership will save teachers a great deal of time by letting OfficeMax do the downloading and printing for them," he added.

Print and Document Services facilities are located inside all OfficeMax stores. They offer full-service digital printing, self-serve copying, custom printing and a full suite of binding and finishing services. With OfficeMax Print and Document Services' digital network, anyone can send files directly from their desktop to the nearest of OfficeMax's approximately 1,000 nationwide stores via the Web.

Through its Web site, NASA has made educational materials available to teachers since 1988. Teachers can download and print educator guides, classroom activities, posters, pictures, and information about science, technology, rocketry, planets and engineering. Since NASA's new Web Portal opened in 2003, more than 3.4 billion page views have been recorded.

NASA's education programs inspire and motivate students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by supporting activities in the nation's schools, and distributing information through instructional and outreach products.

For information about NASA Education programs on the Web, visit:

http://education.nasa.gov

For information about NASA and agency programs on the Web, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/home/index.html

 

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