NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Mar.

15, 2000 Media Advisory m00-50 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES: None today.

VIDEO: VIDEO FILE: ITEM 1 - INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION REPAIR KIT -MSFC (3P.M.) ITEM 2 - MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR TRACKS MARTIAN DUST DEVILS JPL (REPLAY) ITEM 3 - CRUSTAL THICKNESS ON MARS (MOLA 3-D) -GSFC (REPLAY) ITEM 4 - SEAWIF TRACKS MIDWEST SNOW STORM -GSFC (REPLAY) LIVE TELEVISION EVENTS THIS WEEK

***************************** LIVE TELEVISION EVENTS THIS WEEK March 16, Thursday - 6:00 - 10:00 am - International Space Station Repair Kit Live News Interviews - MSFC - 1:00 - 4:00 pm - FY2001 Budget Posture Hearing before the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on VA-HUD-Independent Agencies (recorded 3/15/00) - HQ - 5:00 - 7:00 pm - KC-135 Student Campaign Live News Interviews - JSC March 17, Friday - 9:00 am - Noon - FY2001 Human Space Flight Budget Hearing before

the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics (replay from 3/16/00) - HQ - 2:00 - 7:00 pm - Johnson Space Center Regional First Robotics Competition - Astro Arena, Houston, TX (direct uplink to NTV) March 18, Saturday - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm - Langley Research Center Eastern Regional First Robotics Competition - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (direct uplink to NTV) - 4:00 - 8:00 pm - Ames Research Center BOT-BALL Regional Competition - ARC

***************************** NEWS RELEASES: None today.

----------------------------If NASA issues any news releases later today, we will email summaries and Internet URLs to this list. Index of 2000 NASA News Releases: http://www.nasa.gov/releases/2000/index.html Index of 1999 NASA News Releases: http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1999/index.html

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