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NASA Daily News Summary

For Release: Oct. 21, 1999
Media Advisory m99-219

Summary:

No News Releases Today

NASA Video File for Oct. 21, 1999

ITEM 1 - ENGINEERS CRASH PLANE TO ENHANCE SAFETY - LARC
(replay)

ITEM 2 - KSC WORKERS PROVIDE UPGRADED COMPUTER EQUIPMENT
TO SCHOOLS - KSC (replay)

ITEM 3 - INSPECTION '99 PSAs - JSC (replay)

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If NASA issues any 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

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Video File for Oct. 21, 1999

ITEM 1 - ENGINEERS CRASH PLANE TO ENHANCE SAFETY (replay)

Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Michael Braukus
202/358-1979.
Contact at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA: Kathy
Barnstorff 757/864-9886

Item 1a - File Footage Crash Test TRT 1:00

NASA has crash-tested aircraft for 25 years to help improve their
safety. NASA research has led to safer seats, better restraint
systems, and improved structural designs for general aviation
aircraft. Footage shows December 1984 crash test, Controlled
Impact Demonstration, from NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, and
the 1977 crash test at NASA Langley.

Item 1b - Recent Crash Test Footage TRT 1:08

NASA Langley¹s Impact Dynamics Research Facility is the only full-
scale, pendulum swing crash test facility in the world. In a
recent crash test, a Lear Fan composite aircraft was dropped more
than 150 feet after being equipped with six crash test dummies and
two dozen accelerometers that recorded conditions on impact.
Researchers use the test data not only to determine how well the
special energy absorbing features performed, but also to help
develop better structural designs for new aircraft making them
safer for occupants in the event of a crash.

Item 1c - Interview Excerpts TRT 1:06

Lisa Jones, Aerospace Engineer, Impact Dynamics Research Facility,
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA

ITEM 2 - KSC WORKERS PROVIDE UPGRADED COMPUTER EQUIPMENT
TO
SCHOOLS (replay)

Contact at NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL: Bill Johnson 407/867-
2468

Item 2a - Unloading Computers at School, Excited Kids TRT 1:25

More than 140 excess computers have been provided to area schools,
day care centers, and other nonprofit organizations. NASA¹s K-12
educational services office at Kennedy Space Center recently
delivered the computers to scores of excited students.

Item 2b - Interview Excerpts TRT 1:20
Tamara Rutenber, Teacher/Technology Specialist, Coquina Elementary
School

Item 2c - Interview Excerpts TRT 1:38

Freemont Bassett, Senior Planner/Project Engineer, United Space
Alliance

Item 2d - Interview Excerpts TRT 1:17

Denise Coleman, Education Outreach Specialist, NASA

ITEM 3 - INSPECTION '99 PSAs (replay) TRT: one @ :10 & one @ :30

The following videos are public service announcements for NASA's
Technology Showcase Inspection '99 at Johnson Space Center on
November 3 - 5, 1999.

Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: Ed Campion
281/483-5111.

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