NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Oct.

28, 1999 Media Advisory m99-225

SUMMARY: No Press Releases Today VIDEO FILE FOR OCT. 28, 1999 ITEM 1 - SPACE TRANSPORTATION DAY (replay) ITEM 2 - INSPECTION '99 PSAs - JSC (replay) BROADCAST NOTE: NASA TV will rebroadcast coverage of a Congressional Hearing on Space Transportation Architecture Studies: The Future of Earth-to-Orbit Spaceflight before the House Committee on Science's, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, taped on Oct. 27, 1999, as follows: Friday, Oct. 29, 1:00 pm Saturday, Oct. 30, noon Sunday, Oct. 31, noon NASA's Chief Engineer, Daniel Mulville, testified along with and Rick Stephens, Vice President and General Manager, Reusable Space Systems, Boeing Space and Communications; Michael Coats, Vice President, Reusable Transportation Systems, Lockheed Martin Astronautics; Dr. Michael Griffin, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Orbital Sciences Corporation; and Dr. Tom Rogers, Chairman, Sophron Foundation.

********** If NASA issues any news releases later today, we will email summaries and Internet URLs to this list. Index of 1999 NASA News Releases:

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***************************** Video File for Oct. 28, 1999 ITEM 1 - SPACE TRANSPORTATION DAY (replay) NASA's future space transportation plans -- from next year's experimental rocket planes to the starships of the next millennium -- is the focus of Space Transportation Day '99 today, Oct. 27, at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. During the one-day conference, sponsored by NASA's Lead Center for Space Transportation Systems Development, NASA officials will discuss the latest goals and programs aimed at opening space to greater commercialization and exploration. The conference will give government, industry, academia and interest groups a chance to review the status of both current projects, as well as future plans, and offer feedback. Contact at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL: June Malone (Phone 256/544-0034). For more information see: http://www1.msfc.nasa.gov/NEWSROOM/ Item 1a - Video Includes: X-33 animation, X-34 animation, TRT 8:13 X-37 animation, Maglev animation Item 1b - Interview excerpts: TRT :52

Dr. John Rogacki, Director, Space Transportation Directorate, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

ITEM 2 - 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 (Phone 281/483-5111).

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