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NASA Spacelink


TELNET spacelink.msfc.nasa.gov


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                               NASA SPACELINK

                   A Space-Related Informational Database
              Provided by the NASA Educational Affairs Division
                 Operated by the Marshall Space Flight Center
                On a Data General ECLIPSE MV7800 Minicomputer

NASA SPACELINK BACKGROUND

NASA Spacelink runs on a Data General ECLIPSE MV-7800 minicomputer at
the NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
NASA Spacelink software was developed and donated to NASA by the Data
General Corporation. The system has a main memory of 14 megabytes (14
million characters), and disk storage space for 708 megabytes.  It runs
at 300, 1200 or 2400 baud.  Data word format is 8 data bits, no parity,
and 1 stop bit.  The system was made public in February, 1988.

Initial support for NASA Spacelink was provided by the Educational
Affairs Division at NASA Headquarters.  The NASA Spacelink data base is
maintained by the Public Services and Education Branch of the Marshall
Space Flight Center Public Affairs Office.  Operational support is
provided by the Information Systems Office at the Marshall Center.
Information on NASA scientific projects and educational programs is
provided to NASA Spacelink by education specialists at NASA Headquarters
and the NASA field centers.

While NASA understands that people from a wide variety of backgrounds
will use NASA Spacelink, the system is specifically designed for
teachers.  Unlike bulletin board systems, NASA Spacelink does not
provide for interaction between callers.  However, it allows teachers
and other callers to leave questions and comments for NASA.

HYTELNET was developed by Peter Scott: scott@lights.ca

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