NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Nov.

26, 1999 Media Advisory m99-244

SUMMARY: No news releases today. ITEM 1 - GALILEO/IO RESOURCE REEL (file footage) ITEM 2 - MARS MISSIONS CLIP REEL (file footage)

LIVE TELEVISION EVENTS NEXT WEEK: November 30, Tuesday 1:00 - 2:00 pm - "Mars the Planet" Background Briefing - JPL 3:00 - 4:00 pm - Mars Polar Lander Mission Overview Briefing - JPL December 1, Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Mars Polar Lander Science Overview Briefing - JPL 3:00 - 4:00 pm - "The Search for Water, the Search for Life" Background Briefing - JPL

Note: For complete schedule of NASA Television coverage of upcoming launch of Space Shuttle Mission STS-103, Mars Polar Lander mission and Terra mission, see: SPECIAL NOTE TO ASSIGNMENT EDITORS AND MORNING AND EVENING PRODUCERS MARS POLAR LANDER AND DEEP SPACE 2 ARRIVE AT MARS - LIVE SATELLITE INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES

NASA's Mars Polar Lander is due to set down under rocket power on layered, icy terrain near the south pole of Mars on Thursday, Dec. 3. The first opportunity to receive a signal on Earth that confirms the landing is expected at 12:37 p.m. PST (3:37 p.m. EST). The two Deep Space 2 microprobes that are piggybacking on the lander will impact the planet's surface at about the same time. Our talent will have up-to-the-minute information on the progress of both missions. We will also feed B-roll animation of both programs prior to each live cast via NASA TV. To book an interview please call Ivelisse Gilman, at 757/864-5036 (through Nov. 30) and 757/880-2470 (from Dec.1 through Dec. 6) or Jack Dawson at 818/354-0040. Or e-mail us at or **Live Satellite Interviews from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab** Thursday, Dec. 2 1:30-6:30 p.m. PST (4:30-9:30 p.m. EST) Broadcast on GE3-K19 Talk to David Paige, Principal Investigator for the instruments on the Mars Polar Lander, and Rich Zurek, Mars Polar Lander Project Scientist, about what NASA expects to find and why we go to Mars. Friday, Dec. 3 2:00 - 7:00 am PST (5:00 - 10:00 am EST) Broadcast on GE3-K17 On the morning of landing, share in the excitement with Carl Pilcher, Science Director for all of NASA¹s missions to explore the Solar System, and Rich Zurek, Mars Polar Lander Project Scientist. Friday, Dec. 3 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. PST (6:00 - 9:00 p.m. EST) Broadcast on GE3-K14 Find out the results of landing from NASA Administrator Dan Goldin or Ed Weiler, NASA's Associate Administrator for Space Science. Monday, Dec. 6

3:00 - 7:30 am PST (6:00 - 10:30 am EST) Broadcast on GE3-K17 Hear the latest results from the weekend on Mars from Rick Zurek and Ed Stone, Director of the Jet Propulsion Lab. Producer¹s line: 626/798-3385, backup 626/798-3950 IFB line: 626/798-3994, backup 626/798-9752 ***************************** If NASA issues any news releases later today, we will email summaries and Internet URLs to this list. Index of 1999 NASA News Releases: ***************************** Video File for Nov. 26, 1999 ITEM 1 - GALILEO/IO RESOURCE REEL (file footage) ITEM 1a - FLY-BY-----------------------------------------TRT :55 NASA¹s Galileo spacecraft will fly by Jupiter¹s moon, Io, the most volcanic body in our solar system, at 1:06 am EDT on Oct. 11, 1999. Galileo will swoop down to within 380 miles above Io¹s fiery surface snapping the closest-ever pictures of this body. This animation shows the spacecraft as it flies by Io, with Jupiter and its other moons nearby. ITEM 1b - GALILEO CLOSE-UP ANIMATION----------------------TRT :53 This animation shows the spacecraft as it makes the pass by Io. ITEM 1c - FLY OVER OF IO----------------------------------TRT :23 This composite image of Io was created from data collected by Galileo on a previous orbit of Jupiter on July 2, 1999.

ITEM 1d - SIMULATED VOLCANIC ERUPTION---------------------TRT :11 The following animation shows a simulation of the eruption of volcano Pele, one of Io¹s many active volcanos. The upcoming flyby of Io will aid NASA scientists in their study of the volcano. ITEM 1e - MASUBI PLUME ON IO------------------------------TRT :10 A plume of gas and particles ejected some 60 miles (100km) above the surface of Jupiter¹s volcanic moon, Io, is captured in this image recently taken by NASA¹s Galileo spacecraft. ITEM 1f - AMIRANI-MAUI: LONGEST KNOWN ACTIVE LAVA FLOW---TRT :10 IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM This pair of volcanic features on Jupiter¹s moon, Io, represents the longest active lava flow known to exist in our solar system. This image was obtained by NASA¹s Galileo spacecraft on July 3, 1999. ITEM 1g - CLOSE-UP OF PROMETHEUS--------------------------TRT :10 The volcano called Prometheus, found on Io, could be called the "Old Faithful" of the outer solar system because its volcanic plume has been visible every time it has been observed since 1979. This image was obtained by Galileo¹s approach on July 3, 1999. ITEM 1h - PIA 01298 - FILE IMAGE OF CALLISTO--------------TRT :10 The pock-marked moon, Callisto, is the oldest of Jupiter¹s four largest moons. This image was taken in November 1997 by the Galileo spacecraft. ITEM 1i - PIA 01657 - FILE IMAGE OF TINDR-----------------TRT :10 The crater Tindr, on the surface of Jupiter¹s moon Callisto, was

most likely caused by an asteroid impact. This image was taken in September 1997 by the Galileo spacecraft. ITEM 1j - FILE IMAGES FROM THE GALILEO MISSION-----------TRT 4:47 * Animation of the atmosphere of Jupiter * Internal structure of Ganymede * Zoom into Ganymede * Zoom and pan into Europa * Simulated fight into ice rafts on Europa

ITEM 3 - 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. ----------------------------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 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, During Space Shuttle missions, the full NASA TV schedule will continue to be posted at:

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