NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Oct.

8, 1999 Media Advisory m99-209 Summary: GALILEO SPACECRAFT HAS HOT DATE WITH VOLCANIC MOON Video File for Oct. 8, 1999 Item 1 - New Chandra Pics, TRT - 1:00 Item 2 - Galileo to Fly By Io, TRT - 10:00 Item 3 - Magnetic Levitation - Reliable Launch Technology, TRT - 7:00 (replay) Item 4 - Hubble Heritage Marks One Year, TRT: 1:00 (replay) ********** GALILEO SPACECRAFT HAS HOT DATE WITH VOLCANIC MOON NASA's Galileo spacecraft is gearing up for a daring Oct. 11 rendezvous with Jupiter's moon Io (pronounced EYE-oh), the most volcanic body in our solar system. Galileo will swoop down to within 380 miles (612 kilometers) above Io's fiery surface at 1:06 a.m. EDT, snapping the closest-ever pictures of this intriguing celestial body. During the flyby, Galileo's science instruments will study the chemistry, heat distribution, gravity and magnetic properties of Io. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Douglas Isbell 202/358-1753. Contact at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: Jane Platt 818/354-5011. For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1999/99-118.txt ********** If NASA issues 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 Oct. 8, 1999 Item 1 - New Chandra Pics, TRT - 1:00 Item 2 - Galileo to Fly By Io, TRT - 10:00 Item 3 - Magnetic Levitation - Reliable Launch Technology, TRT - 7:00 (replay) Item 4 - Hubble Heritage Marks One Year, TRT: 1:00 (replay) ****** Item 1 New Chandra Pics, TRT 1:00 Synopsis NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has imaged Eta Carinae and revealed a hot inner core around this mysterious superstar. The new X-ray observation shows three distinct structures: an outer, horseshoe shaped ring about two light years in diameter, a hot inner core about 3 light months in diameter, and a hot central source less than a light month in diameter which may contain the superstar. All three structures are thought to represent shock waves produced by matter rushing away from the superstar at supersonic speeds. The temperature of the shock-heated gas ranges from 60 million degrees Kelvin in the central regions to 3 million degrees K on the outer structure. Contact at Marshall Space Flight Center, Tim Tyson: (256) 544-0994. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Don Savage: (202) 358-1727. Item 2 - Galileo to Fly By Io, TRT - 10:00 Synopsis: NASA's Galileo spacecraft is gearing up for an October 11 rendezvous with Jupiter's moon Io, the most volcanic body in our solar system. Galileo will swoop down to within 380 miles (612 kilometers) above Io's fiery surface at 1:06

a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, snapping the closest-ever pictures of this intriguing celestial body. Contact at Jet Propulsion Lab, Jane Platt: (818) 354-5011. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Doug Isbell: (202) 358-1753. Item 1 - Magnetic Levitation - Reliable Launch Technology TRT - 7:00 (replay) Contact at Marshall Space Flight Center, June Malone: 256/544-7061. Item 4 - Hubble Heritage Marks One Year TRT: 1:00 (replay) Contact at Space Telescope Science Institute, Ray Villard: (410) 338-4514. Contact at Headquarters, Don Savage: (202) 358-1727. ********** Unless otherwise noted, ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN. ANY CHANGES TO THE LINE-UP WILL APPEAR ON THE NASA VIDEO FILE ADVISORY ON THE WEB AT ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/tv-advisory/nasa-tv.txt WE UPDATE THE ADVISORY THROUGHOUT THE DAY. The NASA Video File normally airs at noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight Eastern Time. NASA Television is available on GE-2, transponder 9C at 85 degrees West longitude, with vertical polarization. Frequency is on 3880.0 megahertz, with audio on 6.8 megahertz. Refer general questions about the video file to NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Ray Castillo, 202/358-4555, or Elvia Thompson, 202/358-1696, elvia.thompson@hq.nasa.gov During Space Shuttle missions, the full NASA TV schedule will continue to be posted at: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/nasatv/schedule.html For general information about NASA TV see: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/

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