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NASA Daily News Summary

For Release: Dec. 29, 1999


Media Advisory m99-267

SUMMARY:

No News Releases Today.

Video:

ALL TIMES EASTERN

Video File for Dec. 29, 1999

ITEM 1 - NASA TELEVISION'S TOP 10 STORIES IN 1999 (replay)

Live Television Events This Week:

Today, December 29, Wednesday

*2:30 - 3:00 pm - Trip to Antarctica Live News Interview with Fox


News Channel - MSFC

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.

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If NASA issues any news releases later today, we will e-


mail summaries and Internet URLs to this list.

Index of 1999 NASA News Releases:


http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1999/index.html
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Video File for Dec. 29, 1999

ITEM 1 - NASA TELEVISION'S TOP 10 STORIES--------approx. TRT 37:00


IN 1999 (replay)

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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