NSSDC Receives SIGCAT Award

Volume 13, Number 2, June 1997
By Joseph King

The Special Interest Group on CD-ROM Applications and Technology (SIGCAT) Foundation is a voluntary organization of commercial, government, and academic developers and users of CD-ROM technologies. Its headquarters are in Reston, Virginia, and it is funded by member dues.

At its last national meeting the SIGCAT Foundation presented NASA/NSSDC a Significant Achievement Recognition Award for its recently issued Planetary Images CD-ROM. This CD-ROM contains over 200 NSSDC-captioned images of the Moon and planets, runs in both Macintosh and Windows environments, and has been previously highlighted in this newsletter. The citation included the line, "This disk exemplifies the consistent utilization and innovation of CD-ROM applications within the National Space Science Data Center, and by the whole of NASA, which have been occurring ever since the advent of CD-ROM technology." The award was accepted by David Williams, the main driver of the Planetary Images CD-ROM, on behalf of the NSSDC CD-ROM team.

Chris Cain-Shaffer holds the Significant Achievement Recognition Award for the Planetary Images CD-ROM surrounded by other CD-ROM team members, left to right, David Williams, Jay Friedlander, Edwin Bell, and Vivek Dwivedi.

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Miranda Beall, beall@nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov, (301) 286-0162
Hughes STX, Code 633, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, U.S.A.

Erin D. Gardner, gardner@nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov, (301) 286-0163
Hughes STX, Code 633, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, U.S.A.



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Author:Miranda Beall
Curators: Erin Gardner and Miranda Beall
Responsible Official: Dr. Joseph H. King, Code 633
Last Revised: 26 JUNE 1997 [EDG]