NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Nov.

18, 1999 Media Advisory m99-239

SUMMARY: PRELAUNCH BRIEFING ON PREMIER EARTH SCIENCE SPACECRAFT TO BE HELD NOV. 23 INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE TEAM TO EXAMINE ARCTIC OZONE Video File for Nov. 18, 1999 ITEM 1 - LEONIDS FLARE OVER EUROPE- AMES ITEM 2 - HIGH-ALTITUDE BALLOON VIDEO OF LEONIDS (shot Nov. 17) - MSFC ITEM 3 - LEONIDS 1999 IMAGES FROM NOV. 17 (replay)/AMES ITEM 4 - LEONIDS 1998 PLUS 1999 INTERVIEWS FROM NOV. 16 AMES/MSFC (replay) ITEM 5 - SOLVE VIDEO FILE - ARC, LARC, DFRC ITEM 6 - MARS MISSIONS CLIP REEL (file footage) LIVE TELEVISION EVENTS THIS WEEK: November 19, Friday 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Space Science Update on Results from First Galileo Flyby of Jovian Moon, Io - HQ

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EARTH SCIENCE SPACECRAFT TO BE HELD NOV. 23 A prelaunch briefing to discuss the scientific goals of the upcoming Terra mission, a U.S.-Japanese-Canadian Earth Observing System spacecraft that will study the planet's lands, oceans, clouds and atmosphere, will be held at 1 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, in the James E. Webb auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St., SW, Washington, DC. With a complement of five major scientific instruments, the polar-orbiting spacecraft will provide long-term observations about Earth's global climate -- sound science that can be used by leaders when making global environmental decisions. The launch of Terra aboard an Atlas IIAS rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA, is scheduled for December. Both the science briefing and the launch will be carried live on NASA Television. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: David E. Steitz (Phone 202/358-1730). Contact at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD: Allen Kenitzer (Phone 301/286-2806). For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/1999/n99-059.txt

----------------------------INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE TEAM TO EXAMINE ARCTIC OZONE NASA scientists are joining researchers from Europe, Russia, Canada and Japan to mount the largest fieldmeasurement campaign ever to assess ozone amounts and changes in the Arctic upper atmosphere this winter. This collaborative campaign will measure ozone and other atmospheric gases using satellites, airplanes, heavy-lift and small balloons, and ground-based instruments. From November 1999 through March 2000, researchers will examine the processes that control ozone amounts during the Arctic winter

at mid to high latitudes. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: David E. Steitz (Phone 202/358-1730). Contact at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA: John Bluck (Phone 650/604-5026). For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1999/99-137.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. 18, 1999 ITEM 1 - LEONIDS FLARE OVER EUROPE - AMES Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Donald Savage (Phone 202/358-1547). Contact at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA: Kathleen Burton (Phone 650/604-1731). ITEM 1a - LEONIDS SHOWER EUROPE----------------------------TRT :57 View out of the window of the ARIA aircraft during the second night ( Nov. 18) of the 1999 Leonid Airborne Campaign. Col. Peter Worden describes the meteor shower. ITEM 1b - VIEWING THE LEONID STORM------------------------TRT 1:15 Footage from specially equipped cameras shows various views from

the ARIA aircraft during the Leonid meteor storm. ITEM 1c - IN-FLIGHT OBSERVATION----------------------------TRT :46 Footage shows activity of the crew onboard the ARIA aircraft during the 1999 mission. ITEM 1d - TRACKING THE METEORS-----------------------------TRT :28 Footage shows the tracking and weather maps during the mission. ITEM 1e -INTERVIEW EXCERPTS--------------------------------TRT :51 Peter Jenniskens, Principal Investigator, Leonid Campaign, SETI Institute ITEM 1f - INTERVIEW EXCERPTS-------------------------------TRT :53 Dave Holman, California Meteor Society ITEM 1g - INTERVIEW EXCERPTS------------------------------TRT 1:02 Seth Shostak, Scientist, SETI Institute

ITEM 2 - HIGH-ALTITUDE BALLOON VIDEO OF LEONIDS-----------TRT 2:00 (shot Nov. 17 & 18) - MSFC NASA scientists at Marshall Space Flight Center launched a balloon to study the Leonid Meteor shower taking place Nov. 17 and 18. The Leonids balloon experiment launched from MSFC and landed in northern Georgia at approx. 4:30 am on Nov. 18. Researchers will be evaluating their data about the Leonids over the coming weeks. Contact at Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL: Steve Roy (Phone 205/544-0034). Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Donald Savage (Phone 202/358-1547).

ITEM 3 - LEONIDS 1999 IMAGES FROM NOV. 17 (replay)/AMES Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Donald Savage (Phone 202/358-1547). Contact at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA: Kathleen Burton (Phone 650/604-1731). ITEM 3a - 1999 LEONID B-ROLL-------------------------------TRT :42 Meteor streaks from the ARIA aircraft during the first night of the 1999 Leonid Airborne Campaign. ITEM 3b - INTERVIEW EXCERPTS------------------------------TRT 1:20 Jane Houston, U.S. Astronomer, Leonid Meteor Count Team

ITEM 4 - LEONIDS 1998 PLUS 1999 INTERVIEWS FROM NOV. 16---TRT 9:50 AMES/MSFC (replay) Contact at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA: Laura Lewis (Phone 650/604-2162). Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Donald Savage (Phone 202/358-1547). Item 4a - Animation of the Earth Passing through---------TRT 10:00 the Leonid Meteor Shower This package includes animation of the Earth passing through the Leonid meteor shower and scientists conducting a balloon experiment in which a camera attached to an aloft balloon will photograph the shower. Interviews follow with scientists from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL. Item 4b - Leonid Animation A multinational team of astrobiologists are using two U.S. Air Force planes as a platform to view the annual Leonid meteor shower

this week. The 1999 Leonid Multi-instrument Airborne Campaign (MAC), a mission jointly funded by NASA and the U.S. Air Force, has been designed to fly over the longitudes of Europe and the Middle East to observe for three nights, from Nov. 16-18, 1999. Package from NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett-----------TRT 8:27 Field, CA: Item 4c - Airplane B-roll----------------------------------TRT :30 Footage shows preparation of the two U.S. Air Force planes, the ARIA and FISTA, at Edwards Air Force Base, CA, for the 1999 Leonid mission. Item 4d - Onboard the FISTA-------------------------------TRT 1:54 Footage onboard one of the Leonid mission planes. Item 4e - Interview---------------------------------------TRT 1:41 Scott Sandford, Scientist, Astrophyics Branch, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA Item 4f - Interview---------------------------------------TRT 2:00 Peter Jenniskens, Principal Investigator, Leonid Mission, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA Item 4g - Interview----------------------------------------TRT :58 Mark Fonda, Project Manager, Leonid Mission, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

Item 4h - Leonids - NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Releases Balloon With Camera To Study Leonids (replay) Contact at Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL: Steve Roy (Phone 205/544-0034).

Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Donald Savage (Phone 202/358-1547). Package from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center------------TRT 1:28 Huntsville, AL

ITEM 5 - Scientists Study Arctic Ozone in SOLVE campaign Contact at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA: John Bluck (Phone 650/604-5026). Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: David E. Steitz (Phone 202/358-1730). ITEM 5a - EXAMINING ARCTIC OZONE--------------------------TRT 1:38 NASA scientists are joining researchers from Europe, Russia, Canada and Japan to mount the largest field-measurement campaign ever to assess ozone amounts and changes in the Arctic upper atmosphere this winter. This collaborative campaign will measure ozone and other atmospheric gases using satellites, airplanes, heavy-lift and small balloons, and ground-based instruments. From November 1999 through March 2000, researchers will examine the processes that control ozone amounts during the Arctic winter at mid to high latitudes. ITEM 5b - ER-2 AIRCRAFT------------------------------------TRT :52 B-roll: ER-2 aircraft being prepped at NASA Ames; pilot getting onboard; takeoff. ITEM 5c - INTERVIEW---------------------------------------TRT 1:11 Dr. Michael Kurylo, Manager, Upper Atmosphere Research Program at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC ITEM 5d - INTERVIEW---------------------------------------TRT :29 Dr. Phil DeCola, Program Manager, Upper Atmosphere Research Program at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC

ITEM 5e - INTERVIEW---------------------------------------TRT :40 Katja Drdla, Principal Investigator, SOLVE campaign, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA ITEM 5e - INTERVIEW--------------------------------------TRT 1:01 Steve Hipskind, SOLVE Co-Project Manager, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA More information (including a list of participating institutions) can be found at: http://cloud1.arc.nasa.gov/solve/index.html and http://www.ozone-sec.ch.cam.ac.uk

ITEM 6 - MARS MISSIONS CLIP REEL (file footage)--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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