NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Nov.

5, 1999 Media Advisory m99-231

SUMMARY: NASA, MORGAN STATE EDUCATIONAL PROJECT WILL OPEN SKIES TO STUDENTS MARS CLIMATE ORBITER INVESTIGATION BOARD TO RELEASE REPORT AT PRESS BRIEFING NOV. 10 ITEM 1 - MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR IMAGES OF SOLAR ECLIPSE ON MARS ITEM 2 - HAWAIIAN-STYLE VOLCANIC FEATURES ON JOVIAN MOON, IO (replay) ITEM 3 - LAND MINE NEUTRALIZER (replay) ITEM 4 - HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE HERITAGE IMAGE (replay) ITEM 5 - NASA TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE (replay) ITEM 6 - INSPECTION '99 PSAs (replay)

***************************** NASA, MORGAN STATE EDUCATIONAL PROJECT WILL OPEN SKIES TO STUDENTS Under a NASA educational program, Baltimore students will use the latest computer software and hardware to discover the world of science and technology, including how to design an aircraft and plot its flight. NASA'S Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, and Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, have established a Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) for underserved middle-school students. SEMAA's purpose is to enhance the students' success and motivate greater numbers of young people to pursue careers in science, math and related fields. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Sonja Alexander (Phone 202/358-1761).

Contact at NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH: Lori Rachul (Phone 216/433-8806). Contact at Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD: Wiley A. Hall (Phone: 443/885-3022). For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1999/99-132.txt

----------------------------MARS CLIMATE ORBITER INVESTIGATION BOARD TO RELEASE REPORT AT PRESS BRIEFING NOV. 10 The NASA failure review board investigating the loss of Mars Climate Orbiter will release its findings in a press briefing at 2 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999. The briefing will be held in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, Washington, DC. The briefing will be carried live on NASA Television with question-and-answer capability for reporters covering the briefing from participating NASA centers. Embargoed copies of the report will be available to media representatives in the Webb Auditorium and in the newsrooms of NASA centers at approximately 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The contents of the report will be embargoed until 2 p.m. The report will be posted to the Internet via the NASA Home Page at approximately 2 p.m. The report discusses the root cause of the mission failure and makes recommendations to help ensure a successful landing of the Mars Polar Lander mission on Dec. 3. A second report by the board, due by Feb. 1, 2000, will address lessons learned and recommendations to improve NASA processes to reduce the probability of similar incidents in the future. Mars Climate Orbiter was lost as it was entering orbit around Mars on Sept. 23. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Doug Isbell/Don Savage (Phone 202/358-1547). For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/1999/n99-057.txt -----------------------------

If NASA issues any 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

***************************** Video File for Nov. 5, 1999 ITEM 1 - MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR IMAGES OF SOLAR ECLIPSE ON MARS The shadow of the martian moon, Phobos, has been captured in many recent wide angle camera views of the red planet obtained by the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC). Designed to monitor changes in weather and surface conditions, the wide angle cameras are also proving to be a good way to spot the frequent solar eclipses caused by the passage of Phobos between Mars and the Sun. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Doug Isbell (Phone 202/358-1753). Contact at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: Mary Hardin (Phone 818/354-5011). ITEM 1a - MCO/SPO-2 Observations: the Moon, Phobos TRT :42

Phobos, the inner and larger of the two moons of Mars. Imaged on Aug. 19, 1998, by the Mars global Surveyor/Mars Orbiter Camera.

ITEM 2 - HAWAIIAN-STYLE VOLCANIC FEATURES ON JOVIAN MOON, IO (replay) 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 2a - 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 2b - 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 3 - LAND MINE NEUTRALIZER (replay) 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 3a - 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 3b - INTERVIEW EXCERPTS TRT :56

Ben Goldberg, Manager, Resuable Solid Rocket Motor Porject, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL ITEM 3c - INTERVIEW EXCERPTS TRT 1:34

Charlie Zisette, Marketing Manager, Ordnance Technology, Thiokol

ITEM 4 - HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE HERITAGE IMAGE (replay) 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 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).

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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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