NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Nov.

4, 1999 Media Advisory m99-230

SUMMARY: NASA FUELS LAND MINE REMOVAL EFFORTS WITH THIOKOL Video File for Nov. 4, 1999 ITEM ITEM ITEM ITEM ITEM ITEM 1 - HAWAIIAN-STYLE VOLCANIC FEATURES ON JOVIAN MOON, IO 2 - LAND MINE NEUTRALIZER 3 - HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE HERITAGE IMAGE 4 - HYPER-X VEHICLE DELIVERED TO DRYDEN (replay) 5 - NASA TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE (replay) 6 - INSPECTION '99 PSAs (replay)

***************************** NASA FUELS LAND MINE REMOVAL EFFORTS WITH THIOKOL The same rocket fuel that helps power the Space Shuttle as it thunders into orbit will now be taking on a new -- perhaps surprising -- role, with the potential to benefit millions of people worldwide. Leftover rocket fuel from NASA is being used to make a new flare that destroys land mines where they were buried, without using explosives. The flare was developed by Thiokol Propulsion in Brigham City, UT, the NASA contractor that designs and builds rocket motors for the Space Shuttle. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Michael Braukus (Phone 202/358-1979). Contact at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL: Jerry Berg (Phone 256/544-0034). For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1999/99-129.txt

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***************************** ITEM 1 - HAWAIIAN-STYLE VOLCANIC FEATURES ON JOVIAN MOON, IO For digital images and more information see: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo/ Contact at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: Jane Platt (Phone 818/354-0880). Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Doug Isbell (Phone 202/358-1753) ITEM 1a - TWO HOT SPOTS AND A CALDERA TRT :39

New images of the Prometheus volcano on Jupiter's moon, Io, reveal two hot spots and a volcanic caldera, or crater, seven times larger than Hawaii's Kilauea caldera. Scientists previously believed Prometheus was a single lava flow, but the caldera discovery makes them rethink the volcano's history. The visible light and infrared images were taken during a close flyby of Io on October 10 by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. ITEM 1b - ACTIVE VOLCANO TRT :10

The active volcano Prometheus on Jupiter's moon Io was imaged by the near-infrared mapping spectrometer instrument onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft during the close flyby of Io on Oct. 10, 1999. The images were taken at a distance of about 9,400 miles (15,000 km).

ITEM 2 - LAND MINE NEUTRALIZER The same rocket fuel that helps power the Space Shuttle as it thunders into orbit will now be taking on a new -- perhaps surprising -- role, with the potential to benefit millions of people worldwide. Leftover rocket fuel from NASA is being used to make a new flare that destroys land mines where they were buried, without using explosives. The flare was developed by Thiokol Propulsion in Brigham City, UT, the NASA contractor that designs and builds rocket motors for the Space Shuttle. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Michael Braukus (Phone 202/358-1979). Contact at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL: Jerry Berg (Phone 256/544-0034). ITEM 2a - B-ROLL TRT 3:30

Images show landmines exploding, setting of flare and it burning through the mine, Solid Rocket Motor in processing, Solid Rocket Motor in static tests, lift-off of Space Shuttle. ITEM 2b - INTERVIEW EXCERPTS TRT :56

Ben Goldberg, Manager, Resuable Solid Rocket Motor Porject, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL ITEM 2c - INTERVIEW EXCERPTS TRT 1:34

Charlie Zisette, Marketing Manager, Ordnance Technology, Thiokol

ITEM 3 - HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE HERITAGE IMAGE A Grazing Encounter Between Two Spiral Galaxies In the direction of the constellation Canis Major, two spiral galaxies pass by each other like majestic ships in the night. The near-collision has been caught in images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and its Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. The strong

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tidal forces of the larger and more massive galaxy, NGC 2207, have distorted the shape of the smaller one, IC 2163. The image shows the flinging out of stars and gas into long streamers stretching out a hundred thousand light-years toward the right-hand edge of the image. The calculations indicate that the smaller galaxy made its closest approach to the larger one 40 million years ago, but does not have sufficient energy to escape and will be pulled back into this galactic swing again in the future. For digital images and more information see: http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/pr/1999/41/index.html Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Donald Savage (Phone 202/358-1547). Contact at Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD: Ray Villard (Phone 410/338-4707).

ITEM 4 - HYPER-X VEHICLE DELIVERED TO DRYDEN (replay) The world's first hypersonic air-breathing free-flight vehicle, the X-43A, recently arrived at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA, to prepare for experimental flight in May 2000. Flight of the X-43 vehicles will be the culmination of over 20 years of scramjet (supersonic combustible ramjet) research and the first time a non-rocket engine has powered vehicles at hypersonic speeds. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Michael Braukus (Phone 202/358-1979). Contact at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA: Leslie Mathew (Phone 805/258-3458). Contact at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA: Chris Rink (Phone 757/864-6786). ITEM 4a - B-ROLL Arrival of X-43 ITEM 4b - INTERVIEW EXCERTS Joel Sitz, Project Manager, X-43, NASA Dryden Flight Research

Center, Edwards, CA

ITEM 5 - NASA TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE (replay) Technology Demonstrations Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: Newsroom Staff (Phone 281/483-5111). ITEM 5a - INSPECTION DAY VIDEO TRT 1:35

Footage from previous inspection days at the Johnson Space Center. ITEM 5b - ENDOCARIOGRAPHY LAB TRT :44

Footage from the Endocardiography lab at Texas Children¹s Hospital ITEM 5c - MICROENCAPSULATION DEVICE TRT 1:33

Footage of the Microencapsulation Device, about which Dr. Dennis Morrison explains. ITEM 5d - INTERVIEW EXCERPTS Bernt Jellesoe, President, Unitech International ITEM 5e - INTERVIEW EXCERPTS TRT 1:20 TRT 1:01

Dr. Tim Bricker, Chief of Service, Texas Children¹s Hospital ITEM 5f - INTERVIEW EXCERPTS TRT 1:15

Dr. Dennis Morrison, Principal Researcher, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

ITEM 6 - 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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