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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)

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Index of 1999 NASA News Releases:


http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1999/index.html

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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.

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