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Official NASA Communication m99-103

Official NASA Communication m99-103

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NASA Daily News SummaryFor Release: May 24, 1999Media Advisory m99-103Summary:-- Upcoming Live Event: Hubble Team To Present Its Final Report OnExpansion Rate of the Universe, May 25-- Video File for May 24, 1999-- UpcomingSTS-96 Live Events-- Upcoming Live Interview Opportunity: STS-96*****UPCOMING LIVE EVENT: HUBBLE TEAM TO PRESENT ITS FINALREPORTON EXPANSION RATE OF THE UNIVERSE, MAY 25Having completed eight years of painstaking measurements, theHubble Space Telescope Key Project Team tomorrow will announce itsfindings regarding how fast the universe is expanding. The rate of expansion, a value called the Hubble Constant, is essential todetermining the age and size of the universe. The team will brief reporters as part of a Space Science Update at 11 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, May25, in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW,Washington, DC. The briefing will be carried live on NASA Televisionwith two-way question-and-answer capabilities at the Centers.Contact at NASA Headquarters: Don Savage, 202/358-1547;Contact at NASA Goddard: Nancy Neal, 301/286-0039;Contact at Space Telescope Science Institute: Ray Villard, 410/338-4514.Full text of the release:ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/1999/n99-031.txtIf NASA issues any news releases later today, we wille-mail summaries and Internet URLs to this list.Index of 1999 NASA News Releases: http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1999/index.html*****Video File for May 24, 1999 (TRT approx. 65 minutes)ITEM 1 CREW ARRIVAL AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (TRT 08:05APPROX.) (REPLAY
FROM 5/23/99)ITEM 2 STS-96 CREW TRAINING (TRT 05:00) (REPLAY)ITEM 3 STS-96 MISSION ANIMATIONS (TRT 03:30) (REPLAY)ITEM 4 STS-96 CREW INTERVIEWS (TRT 41:17)(REPLAY)ITEM 5 STARSHINE (TRT 04:30) (REPLAY)Note: A TV schedule combining mission events and other NASA televisionitems is now available athttp://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/nasatv/schedule.html*****ITEM 1 CREW ARRIVAL AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (REPLAY FROM5/23/99)The STS-96 crew arrived at Kennedy Space Center, FL, May 23, 1999,in preparation for the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery, May 27, 1999.Contact at NASA Kennedy: Joel Wells, 407/867-2468.*****ITEM 2 STS-96 CREW TRAINING (REPLAY)Footage includes suit up, electrical power system training (virtualreality), orbiter space vision training, bailout training and the crewphoto session.Contact at NASA Johnson: Eileen Hawley, 281/483-5111.*****ITEM 3 STS-96 MISSION ANIMATIONS (REPLAY)STS-96, a 10-day flight, will take four men, three women and morethan 5,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station. Whiledocked with the station, the astronauts will conduct a spacewalk toattach a crane to the station for future assembly missions. Animationillustrates the mission.Contact at NASA Johnson: Eileen Hawley, 281/483-5111.*****ITEM 4 STS-96 CREW INTERVIEWS (REPLAY)ITEM 4A Commander Kent RomingerITEM 4B Pilot Rick HusbandITEM 4C Mission Specialist Tamara JerniganITEM 4D Mission Specialist Ellen OchoaITEM 4E Mission Specialist Daniel BarryITEM 4F Mission Specialist Julie Payette, Canadian Space Agency
ITEM 4G Mission Specialist Valery Tokarev, Russian Space AgencyContact at NASA Johnson: Eileen Hawley, 281/483-5111.*****ITEM 5 STARSHINE (REPLAY)Item 5A Starshine AnimationStarshine is an international, educational satellite slated tobe launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery during upcoming STS-96mission. This twinkling spacecraft will be visible to the naked eyeduring morning and evening twilight periods, giving students around theworld an opportunity to make measurements and perform experiments bytracking the satellite.Item 5B A World Class Project: Student B-rollStudents have voluntarily machined, sanded, polished and inspected878 tiny aluminum mirrors that comprise the surface of Starshine. B-rollshows careful processing of the pieces by students from Edgar Allen PoeMiddle School.Item 5C Entering the Clean Room at GoddardStudents from St. Michael the Arc Angel School in Baltimore, MD,don "bunny suits" and enter the clean room at NASA Goddard Space FlightCenter where Starshine is prepared for shipment. B-roll includes a viewof the Starshine spacecraft spinning.Contact at NASA Goddard: Nancy Neal, 301/286-0039.*****UPCOMING STS-96 LIVE EVENTS:TUESDAY, MAY 25: 9 a.m. EDT, STS-96 L-2 COUNTDOWN STATUSBRIEFING12:30 p.m. EDT, INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION STATUSBRIEFING4 p.m. EDT, STS-96 PRELAUNCH NEWS CONFERENCEWEDNESDAY, MAY 26: 9 a.m. EDT, L-1 COUNTDOWN STATUS BRIEFING10 a.m. EDT, STARSHINE BRIEFING*****UPCOMING LIVE INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: STS-96TOPIC: Space Shuttle Discovery will lift off Thursday, May 27, at 6:48a.m. EDT, taking an international crew of seven astronauts to the newInternational Space Station, as the first visitors since its launch and

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