Space Educators’ Handbook 23th Anniversary DVD1989-2012Jerry Woodfill Media Capacity Increase: From 700 MBs to 4.7 GBs.
Background • Space Educators’ Handbook: An outgrowth of JSC’s (1989) New Initiative Office (NIO). • NIO’s charter was: “To go where none had gone before with NASA technology.” • None had collected/organized/digitized NASA public domain text and graphic resources into an interactive space encyclopedia.
Background Continued • The Apple Macintosh with its freely available “HyperCard” application was the catalyst for the project originally named: THE SPACE ADVOCATES HANDBOOK *The project produced many firsts in the universe of digital/text/graphical interactive content:
Background Continued • SPACE EDUCATORS’ HANDBOOK firsts: • First digital/text/graphical/ interactive content: • Digital Comic Book: “The Apollo 13 Story” • Digital Version of NASA SPINOFF magazine • Digital interactive graphical map of the United States accessing state related data such as: state astronauts, space contributions. • Digital interactive “point and click” historic time line linking to historic space events
Background Continued • Still More Space Educators’ Handbook firsts: • First interactive Space Art content • First interactive Astronaut biographies • First interactive NASA historic mission files • First interactive NASA Mission/Astronaut files. • First interactive space quotes files
Background Continued • Still More Firsts: • First Interactive space education files • First Interactive space calendar files for each calendar day in space history • First interactive science fiction/space technology files comparing actual NASA craft to scifi counterparts • First interactive space exploration files featuring manned exploration concepts for missions to Mars, return to the Moon, etc. * First interactive space knowledge files for sizing and costing booster systems, mission designs including mass property/system cost algorithms
Background Continued • Still more firsts: • First interactive digital space history files • First digital interactive space coloring book • First digital Space Mathematics interactive files based on printed NASA publication SPACE MATHEMATICS
Background Continued • AND ONE PROUD SECOND! • The Second interactive astronomy digital-text-graphical file depicting the planets and features of the cosmos. (The first was a HyperCard stack produced in Australia on a Macintosh computer.) The SPACE EDUCATORS’ HANDBOOK digitized NASA public domain astronomy publications as a HyperCard file independently.
Benefits • Include former multiple Space Educators’ Handbook CDROMs on a single Data DVD which plays on virtually all computers produced in the last three years, i.e., laptops and desktops.
Growth (23 Years) • 14 Megabytes (10 HD Diskettes) • 3.5 Gigabytes ( 1 DVD) • 1989 Black and White Images Only (Bit Mapped) • RGB Color (600 plus dpi) • No sound, except for robotic sounding speech synthesizer • 100s of .wav sound clips • Crude 1900s cartoon-like animations • 2009 100s of .wmv color video movies and clips
DVD Content • Space Educators’ Handbook • Robotic Educators’ Workshop • HyperSpinoff Search Program • Added Video Content: Example: Chariot and SPR (Small Pressurized Rover)