Re: Viking CD


From: Geoff Haines-Stiles <ghaines@quest.arc.nasa.gov>
Subject: Re: Viking CD
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 1996 23:04:19 -0800 (PST)


Dear Janet, and all concerned with CMEX's Mars CD,

There's a certain cynicism in your note below which I think is
unwarranted. CMEX, at Ames, (the Center for Mars Exploration) is a small
but very dedicated group of people, headed by Geoff Briggs, formerly i.c.
all NASA Mars research at HQ. They were hard at work throughout the summer
on two items:

1) making their new CD fully Windows and Mac compatible, and
2) after the meteorite discovery, rushing to add a fair amount of info.
about that, to be as current as possible. 

PTK received copies last week... and I am sure you'll receive yours soon,
if it was ordered correctly. Perhaps CMEX erred in not putting some kind
of status update on their order page. But they, like PTK ourselves, try to
deliver quality work as promised. We hope you appreciate their efforts.

Yours,
GHS

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On Sat, 9 Nov 1996, Janet K. and James R. Cook wrote:

> Feel free to order it, just don't expect them to ever send it.  I 
> ordered mine back in July and still haven't gotten it!  jkc
> 
> You wrote: 
> >
> >Hey gang,
> >
> >On page 31 of the NSTA Reports for October November is a freebie:  the
> >Viking 20th Anniversary CD Rom.  It is supposedly available at
> >http://eggfoo.arc.nasa.goc/signup/signup.html according to the report. 
>  I
> >have been upable to access this site (and it does not respond to a 
> "ping"
> >either) yet.  Just wondering if anyone has gotten through or if anyone 
> has
> >found a way to obtain this resource.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >George
> >
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> 

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