Volume 15, Number 4, December 1999
By Joseph King
A group of 14 students from Dr. Ted Fritz's solar and space physics class at Boston University (BU) visited Goddard on October 6, 1999. They attended part of a Polar spacecraft science team meeting in which Dr. Fritz was participating. Among the other Goddard areas they visited were a particle accelerator facility where an instrument for the Cluster II spacecraft mission was being calibrated and the National Space Science Data Center. While at NSSDC they heard an overview of the organization, saw NSSDC's data archive and data operations areas, and received copies of NSSDC's Planetary Images CD-ROM. Some of the students had previously exercised NSSDC's Web pages. A mutually stimulating exchange occurred between the students and NSSDC staff. Reports back from BU after the one-day Goddard visit concluded that the students were very excited to have experienced the scientific and technical working environment at Goddard.
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