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Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-06-2005 09:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA release
NASA and OfficeMax Bring Space Exploration Down to Earth

With the click of a mouse, the public can go to a local OfficeMax to pick up printed and collated copies of NASA mission and program data, pictures and other space-related information.

NASA and OfficeMax, Incorporated, Itasca, Ill., have partnered to get agency printed materials into the hands of students, educators and the public quickly and easily. Educators and NASA enthusiasts, who download documents from the agency's Web site, can have the large files printed at the closest OfficeMax store. OfficeMax Print and Document Services facilities are offering savings of up to 50 percent on all materials printed from the NASA Web site.

"This partnership with OfficeMax offers another creative avenue to ensure NASA's educational products are available quickly and efficiently for the public and teachers," said Joe Davis, Director of NASA's Strategic Communications Office.

Anyone can search free materials on NASA's Web site by visiting: NASA: Educational Materials.

Teachers and other space enthusiasts can either print the materials themselves or click the new OfficeMax icon on the NASA Web site. The materials will be professionally copied and collated for delivery, shipping or available for next-day pick up at the nearest OfficeMax store. In many cases, materials are lengthy and have numerous color pictures and graphics, which can take hours to download.

"NASA offers a wide variety of educational resources to help teachers inspire students to learn more about science, and OfficeMax makes accessing those documents a little easier," said Sam Duncan, president and CEO of OfficeMax. "This partnership will save teachers a great deal of time by letting OfficeMax do the downloading and printing for them," he added.

Print and Document Services facilities are located inside all OfficeMax stores. They offer full-service digital printing, self-serve copying, custom printing and a full suite of binding and finishing services. With OfficeMax Print and Document Services' digital network, anyone can send files directly from their desktop to the nearest of OfficeMax's approximately 1,000 nationwide stores via the Web.

Through its Web site, NASA has made educational materials available to teachers since 1988. Teachers can download and print educator guides, classroom activities, posters, pictures, and information about science, technology, rocketry, planets and engineering. Since NASA's new Web Portal opened in 2003, more than 3.4 billion page views have been recorded.

NASA's education programs inspire and motivate students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by supporting activities in the nation's schools, and distributing information through instructional and outreach products.

Wehaveliftoff
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posted 10-11-2005 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My local OfficeMax doesn't have a clue about this. Anyone who has actually used this service, could you further elaborate on how this works?

The company name should be NASA.

I replied to an Office Max email, and awaiting a response.

I only see very few education guides, no selection of the extensive NASA photo selection. Am I interpreting this wrong?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-11-2005 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A new user's guide and further instructions for ordering NASA materials through OfficeMax can be found here.

Aztecdoug
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posted 10-11-2005 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anybody figured out how to answer the company name question correctly to get a logon?

november25
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posted 10-11-2005 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for november25   Click Here to Email november25     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It worked for me. I ordered stuff for my grandsons school.

bruce
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posted 10-11-2005 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After filling out the new user form, complete with my company name, I get an error message that says "company does not exist". I can assure you, my company does indeed exist. This site seems somewhat dysfunctional to me.

bruce
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posted 10-13-2005 08:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK folks, here's the big helpful clue that hasn't been mentioned here. Per the instructions in the New Users Guide pdf, under "Company Name", enter NASA (not YOUR freakin' company! - geeez!). Every comes up roses after that.

Aztecdoug
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posted 10-13-2005 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oooohhh! Thank you Bruce!

Being an IT tech for over twenty years, I never had much use for reading instructions.

thump
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posted 10-13-2005 10:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for thump   Click Here to Email thump     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This service, in theory, is nice, though the closest Office Max to Wash DC, per their site, is 60+ miles away!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-26-2009 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA Education Office notice
Officemax Print-on-Demand Service for NASA's Educational Materials Discontinued

As of June 27, 2009, the Print-on-Demand Service for NASA’s educational materials was discontinued by OfficeMax.

NASA and OfficeMax had partnered to provide educators a print-on-demand service to acquire NASA curriculum support materials. Using the Internet, educators could search an online database of NASA materials, preview them, order online and pick them up at the nearest OfficeMax.

Educators may continue to access NASA educational materials through the NASA Web site, NASA's Educator Resource Center Network or the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, which is the worldwide distribution center for NASA-produced multimedia services.

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