Press Release

NASA Seeks Partnership in Digitial Imagery

By SpaceRef Editor
April 21, 2004
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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

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

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.

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


For information about NASA and agency programs on the
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SpaceRef staff editor.