NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Oct.

18, 1999 Media Advisory m99-216 Summary: NASA Watches Antarctic Icebox Defrost NASA Video File for Oct. 18, 1999 ***** NASA Watches Antarctic Icebox Defrost For 18 days during the Southern Hemisphere spring of 1997, a NASA-launched Canadian satellite called RADARSAT collected pieces of a puzzle that will help scientists study the most remote and inaccessible part of the Earth -- Antarctica. Scientists now have the puzzle pieces put together, forming the first high-resolution radar map of the mysterious frozen continent. With detail to the point of picking out a research bungalow on an iceberg, the new map has both answered scientists' questions about the icy continent, and left them scratching their heads about what to make of strange and fascinating features never seen before. Contacts: David Steitz, NASA Headquarters (phone: 202/358-1730); Allen Kenitzer, Goddard Space Flight Center (phone: 301/286-2806). The full text of the news release can be found on the World Wide Web at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1999/99-122.txt If NASA issues additional news releases later today, we will email summaries and Internet URLs to this list. Index of 1999 NASA News Releases: http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1999/index.html ********** NASA Video File for Oct. 18, 1999 ITEM 1) Fires Continue to Plague California: This sequence shows large plumes of smoke caused by the fires that continue to rage in Northern California. The image was captured on Sunday, October 17, 1999, by NASA's Sea Viewing Wide Field Spectrometer (SeaWiFS) sensor on the SeaStar . The image was enhanced and rendered at the Scientific and Visualization Studio (SVS) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.

Courtesy: NASA Center Contact: Deanna Corridon -- (301) 286-0041 ITEM 2) SeaWiFS Captures Fires Barraging California - This sequence shows fires raging in Northern California. The image was captured on Saturday, October 16, 1999, by NASA's Sea Viewing Wide Field Spectrometer (SeaWiFS) sensor on the SeaStar . The image was enhanced and rendered at the Scientific and Visualization Studio (SVS) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. Courtesy: NASA Center Contact: Deanna Corridon -- (301) 286-0041 ITEM 3 - NASA Watches Antarctic Icebox Defrost: Courtesy: NASA Contacts: David Steitz, NASA Headquarters (phone: 202/358-1730); Allen Kenitzer, Goddard Space Flight Center (phone: 301/286-2806). ITEM 4 - 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF GALILEO'S LAUNCH - (file footage) ITEM 5 - AUTUMN FROST ON MARTIAN LANDSCAPE (MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR IMAGE) (replay) ITEM 6 - INSPECTION '99 PSAs (replay) NOTE: Today's Video Gallery will feature the Space Shuttle Mission STS-34, launched on Oct. 18, 1989. This was the mission that carried Galileo. This would provide you an additional source for STS-34 file footage. The Gallery airs at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., 10 p.m. and 1 am, Eastern Time. ********** 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/ ********** Contract Awards Contract awards are posted to the NASA Acquisition information Service Web site: http://procurement.nasa.gov/EPS/award.html ********** The NASA Daily News Summary is issued each business day at approximately 2 p.m. Eastern time. Members of the media who wish to subscribe or unsubscribe from this list, please send e-mail message to: Brian.Dunbar@hq.nasa.gov ********** end of daily news summary