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Doc Mirelson/Sonja Alexander
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1600/1761)

April 21, 2004
RELEASE : 04-137
NASA Seeks Partnership In Digital Imagery
NASA wants to make the historic imagery captured by the agency's exploration activities accessible to the public. NASA has requested proposals to digitize and consolidate agency analog, still, film, video and graphic imagery for easier public online research and retrieval.

A comprehensive database of historical, educational and commercially viable material will be developed by a partnership between NASA and an organization or group. NASA has more than 115,000 film and video titles and millions of still images documenting the history of America's space program.

NASA will review proposals from organizations sharing the agency's mission, values and goals that could provide entrepreneurial opportunities, in a nonreimbursable relationship, to provide public access to these vast imagery archives.

Through partnerships with the private sector, NASA hopes to continue to inspire the next generation of explorers, while sharing the tremendous archives of imagery gathered during America's exploration of space.

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