NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Dec.

27, 1999 Media Advisory m99-265 SUMMARY: No News Releases Today. Video: NOTE: DUE TO STS-103 MISSION COVERAGE, THE VIDEO FILE TODAY WILL RUN AT NOON ONLY. ALL TIMES EASTERN Video File for Dec. 27, 1999 ITEM 1 - NASA TELEVISION'S TOP 10 STORIES IN 1999 NOTE: On New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 1999, NASA Television will air stock footage of Earth viewed from the Shuttle. The Earth Views will commence at Noon Eastern Time, on 12/31/99 and continue until 4:00 a.m. Eastern Time, on 1/1/00. There will be no live pictures from space during that time period. ***************************** 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 Dec. 27, 1999

ITEM 1 - NASA TELEVISION'S TOP 10 STORIES IN 1999 10. NEW MICROROBOT MAY ASSIST CREW IN SPACE Personal Satellite Assistant - ARC (first aired 9/8/99) 9. MAKING AIR TRAVEL SAFER FOR AMERICANS Future Flight Central - ARC (first aired 12/10/99) Airborne Information for Lateral Spacing - LARC (first aired 11/8/99) 8. FIRST X-34 CAPTIVE CARRY X-34 Captive carry - DFRC (first aired 6/29/99) X-34 Animation - DFRC/body MSFC/engine (first aired 8/24/99) 7. NASA SCIENTISTS STUDY CLIMATE AND ITS EFFECTS La Nina and mapping its effects - GSFC (first aired 9/10/99) El Nino/La Nina TOPEX update - JPL (first aired 12/8/99) Iceberg Watch - JPL (first aired 9/3/99) 6. NASA LAUNCHES 3 MAJOR EARTH OBSERVING SPACECRAFT INCLUDING THE EOS FLAGSHIP TERRA. Terra launch and b-roll (first aired 12/20/99) 5. MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR EXPLORES THE RED PLANET MGS Deploys Antenna, great pics - JPL (first aired 3/29/99, 8/10/99) MGS Sees "Heart" on Mars - JPL (first aired 6/25/99) Magnetic Stripes Discovered on Mars - JPL (first aired 4/29/99) MOLA First 3-D view of Mars - JPL (first aired 5/27/99, 12/1/99) 4. FIRST DOCKING OF THE SHUTTLE WITH THE ISS STS-96 Mission Highlights (first aired 5/4/99) 3. FIRST GAMMA RAY BURST CAPTURED STSCI Gamma Ray images and animation of event (first aired 1/23/99) 2. CHANDRA X-RAY TELESCOPE TAKES ITS FIRST PICTURE Chandra X-Ray Telescope Launches - KSC (first aired

1/14/99) Chandra First Light first image (first aired 8/26/99) 1. FIRST FEMALE SHUTTLE COMMANDER EILEEN COLLINS: Announcement of Selection as Commander at White House (first aired 7/14/99) Shuttle suit-up and liftoff (first aired July 1999) On orbit and releasing Chandra (first aired July 1999) Commander Collins with Family - JSC (first aired 7/15/99)

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