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Official NASA Communication m99-143

Official NASA Communication m99-143

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NASA Daily News SummaryFor Release: July 15, 1999Media Advisory m99-143Summary:NASA Scientists Use Satellites to Help Track a Diseaseand Keep it Under Control'Art Aboard!' -- NASA Art Rides the Rails to Tour U.S.Reporters Invited to Apollo 11 30th Anniversary EventsVideo File for July 15 (will run approximately 2 hours and 30minutes)**********NASA SCIENTISTS USE SATELLITES TO HELP TRACK A DISEASEAND KEEP IT UNDER CONTROLUsing weather satellites to spot the early signs of an ElNino, scientists may be able to help save East Africans and theirlivestock from Rift Valley Fever, a mosquito-borne disease thatcan be fatal to humans and animals.Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: David E. Steitz202/358-1730.Contact at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD: LynnChandler 301/286-5562.Full text of note to press release:ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1999/99-081.txt-----'ART ABOARD!'--NASA ART RIDES THE RAILS TO TOUR U.S.A touring exhibit of NASA Art will open at Washington DC'sUnion Station from July 21-25 on Artrain, the nation's onlytraveling art museum on a train. The three-year exhibit,
entitled "Artistry of Space," will travel to more than 120communities in 48 states. A press preview of the exhibit willtake place on Monday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Theopening of the exhibit will take place on Tuesday, July 20, 1999,at 6:30 p.m. Reporters are invited to both events, which will beheld on Track 10 of Union Station.Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Bert Ulrich202/358-1713.Full text of note to editors:ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/1999/n99-40.txt-----REPORTERS INVITED TO APOLLO 11 30th ANNIVERSARY EVENTSTo commemorate the 30th anniversary of the first landing of humans on the moon, NASA participate in several events around thecountry; some will be open for press coverage. The most currentschedule can be found on the Internet at:http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/ap11ann/events.htmContact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Sarah Keegan202/358-1600.Full text of note to editors:ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/1999/n99-41.txt-----If NASA issues additional news releases later today, we will e-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 July 15, 1999Item 1 - Shuttle Commander Eileen Collins
with Her Family TRT 4:50Item 2 - Apollo 11 Music Video TRT 3:40Item 3 - STS-93 Crew Interviews TRT 54:30Item 4 - Rift Valley Fever (approximate) TRT 13:00Item 5 - STS-93 Commander Eileen Collinsat White House (replay) TRT 2:10Item 6 - X-37: New Space Plane (animation) (replay) TRT 4:10Item 7 - STS-93 Crew Training (replay) TRT 11:05Item 8 - STS-93 Training and Mission Animation (replay) TRT 5:15Item 9 - Chandra B-Roll and Animation (replay) TRT 7:45Item 10 - Apollo 11 Retrospectiveinterviews and B-Roll (replay) TRT 31:00Item 11 - Apollo 11 30th Anniversary B-roll (replay) TRT 18:45-----ITEM 1 - SHUTTLE COMMANDER EILEEN COLLINS WITH HER FAMILYContact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: JamesHartsfield 281/483-5111.ITEM 2 - APOLLO 11 MUSIC VIDEO TRT 3:40Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Ray Castillo202/358-4555.ITEM 3 - STS-93 CREW INTERVIEWS TRT 54:30Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: JamesHartsfield 281/483-5111.ITEM 4 - RIFT VALLEY FEVER TRT (APPROXIMATE) 13:00Scientists' first successful prediction of El Nino in 1997 helpedsave millions of dollars when state authorities wisely preparedfor the intense weather. Now scientists have discovered how toread the early signs of an El Nino to help save hundreds of humanlives and thousands of livestock in East Africa from a mosquito-borne disease called Rift Valley fever.a - Deciphering the Link (1980-1988)Scientists have discovered that the combination of the warmer than

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