NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Nov.

15, 1999 Media Advisory m99-236

SUMMARY: No News Releases Today. Video File for Nov. 15, 1999 ITEM 1 - DEEP SPACE 2 PROBES NAMED ITEM 2 - STS-103 SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY ROLL OUT TO PAD ITEM 3 - MARS MISSIONS CLIP REEL (file footage)

***************************** 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 ***************************** ITEM 1 - DEEP SPACE 2 PROBES NAMED NASA's Deep Space 2 microprobes, due to smash into the surface of Mars near the planet's south pole on December 3, have been named Amundsen and Scott in honor of the first explorers to reach the south pole of Earth. 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 - DS-2 Microbprobe Mission to Mars---------------TRT 3:00 New animation (refinements have been made to the original animation) demonstrates the probe¹s deployment, impact on Mars, subsurface operation and data transmission. ITEM 1b - DS-2 Battery and Probe Tests---------------------TRT :50 Testing in Socorro, NM, of the DS-2 Battery and probes. Probes are fired into the ground by air cannon at a velocity of 400 mph. ITEM 1c - DS-2 Assembly in Clean Room----------------------TRT :42 Soldering the wires of a DS-2 probe in a clean room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Oct. 28, 1998. ITEM 1d - Polar Lander Micro Probes Installation-----------TRT :43 Installation at the Kennedy Space Center SAEF II facility on Nov. 12, 1998. ITEM 1e - View of Antarctica-------------------------------TRT :28 Radarsat image of the South Pole station set up by explorers Amundsen and Scott. This station provides a vital point of cartographic reference for every pass that Radarsat makes over the continent. Video courtesy NASA/Byrd Polar Research Center Contact at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD: Alan Kenitzer (Phone: 301/286-2806).

ITEM 2 - STS-103 SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY ROLL OUT TO PAD Space Shuttle Discovery moves out to Kennedy Space Center¹s Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the Dec. 6, 1999 launch of STS-103, the Third Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission.

Contact at NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL: Bill Johnson (Phone 321/867-2468).

ITEM 3 - MARS MISSIONS CLIP REEL-----------------approx. TRT 35:00 Mars missions resource reel (file footage) features various missions, images from Hubble Space Telescope, 3-D mapping, etc. ---------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/

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