CASS ONLINE ACCESS

CASS ONLINE is the remote access point for the databases and information available from the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Division of Space Life Sciences, and Division of Educational Programs, the three components of the Center for Advanced Space Studies (CASS). All are part of Universitities Space Research Association (USRA). CASS is a major research and conference facility located adjacent to the Clear Lake campus of the University of Houston and near NASA's Johnson Space Center.

INFORMATION & DATABASES AVAILABLE VIA CASS ONLINE

Newsletters

The Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin is now available on World Wide Web. See URL under WWW Access.

Meetings and Abstracts

This database contains announcements and other meeting information for all CASS-sponsored meetings as well as abstracts that have been contributed to the meetings.

CASS Library Catalog

The library catalogs contain information on the Center for Information and Research Services' collection. These include the book catalogs, journal holdings, special indexes, new arrivals, and more.

Lunar and Planetary Bibliography

(Legacy System) This database contains references to the scientific literature in the planetary sciences field.

Image Retrieval and Processing System (IRPS)

(Legacy System) This system provides the ability to search a database of images from various planetary missions using a variety of parameters.

HOW TO GET THERE

World Wide Web (WWW) Access

If you are using an Internet information browser like NCSA Mosaic, the URL for CASS is:

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/CASS_home.html

Internet Access

When you log on for the first time, please read the Information for New Users screen before continuing.

At your system's prompt, type:

telnet cass.jsc.nasa.gov

or

telnet 192.101.147.17

The username prompt should be displayed. Use only lower case characters for logging onto this account.

USERNAME: cass

PASSWORD: online

NSI/DECNET (formerly SPAN) Access

At your system's prompt type:

set host east::

or

set host 6913::

You should receive the ULTRIX 4.0 (Rev.179) (east.gsfc.nasa.gov) login prompt.

At the ULTRIX login prompt, type: cass.jsc.nasa.gov!

(be sure to include the exclamation point)

The username prompt should be displayed. Use only lower case characters for logging onto this account.

USERNAME: cass

PASSWORD: online

Modem Access

For modem access(at 14.4K/9600 bps), DEC VT series terminal emulation (100 and above) is required.

(713)244-2089

(713)244-2090

Press < ENTER> until you receive the username prompt. Use only lower case characters for logging onto this account.

USERNAME: cass

PASSWORD: online

Getting Help

For more information or assistance with connecting to CASS online, please contact:

Eleta Malewitz (malewitz@lpi.usra.edu)

Phone: (713) 486-2183

Fax: (713) 486-2155