CONTENTS

What It Took By Rebecca L. Johnson

1. Lift Off! page 1

2. Beginnings page 4

3. The South Dakota Connection page 8

4. Operation Ground Shot page 12

5. Designing a Data Center page 19

6. The Downtown Office page 23

7. ERTS -1 and the EROS Data Center page 33

8. A New Location, A New Direction page 44

9. Years of Expansion (1975-1978) page 51

10. Clouds Over EROS (1979-1984) page 66

11. An Uncertain Future (1985-1989) page 80

12. A Global Perspective page 92

13. What It Took page 106



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