AS&M provides support to the NASA Public Affairs, Commercialization (infusion and spinout), and External Outreach in several areas, including general office and technical support, public affairs, communication of knowledge, commercialization, and history. Services include logistics support for large-scale events, conducting tours, developing and maintaining Web pages, developing exhibit material, staffing exhibits, and preparing and disseminating press releases. AS&M collects and catalogs historical documents and videos, and writes/edits monographs and other historical publications. The AS&M staff also assists in information location and retrieval, facilitates transfer of technology and innovations to private industry, and supports educational outreach to the public. The purpose of this effort is to stimulate participation by NASA's customers, the public, the academic community, and the nation's students in the area of space research and discovery.