Press Release

NASA Extends Deadline for Proposals to Partner in DIgital Imagery

By SpaceRef Editor
May 27, 2004
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NASA amended its solicitation to make the historic imagery
captured by the agency’s exploration activities accessible to the public
through an innovative partnership. The extension, from June 4 to
June 25, allows proposers time to process additional information in
the amendment and incorporate it as necessary in submissions.

The new information includes examples of type and quantity of
archived still imagery at the Johnson Space Center; moving pictures
at all NASA Centers; data on the reach of the NASA Web portal;
merchandising and advertising guidelines as it relates to imagery.

In April NASA 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 either an organization or consortium. NASA has
more than 115,000 film and video titles and millions of still images
documenting the history of America’s space program.

After the June deadline, NASA will review proposals from
organizations sharing the agency’s mission, values and goals that
could provide entrepreneurial opportunities, in a non-reimbursable
relationship, to provide public access to these vast imagery archives.

For information about the request for proposals and the amendment
on the Internet, visit:


SpaceRef staff editor.