NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Mar.

21, 2000 Media Advisory m00-55 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES: None Today. VIDEO: VIDEO FILE: None Today. LIVE TELEVISION EVENTS THIS WEEK

***************************** LIVE TELEVISION EVENTS THIS WEEK March 20, Monday - *Midnight - 1:30 am - FY 2001 Human Space Flight Budget Hearing before the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics; Committee on Science (recorded 3/16/00) - HQ - *1:30 - 3:00 am - FY 2001 Posture Hearing before the House Subcommittee on VA-HUD-Independent Agencies; Appropriations Committee (recorded 3/15/00) - HQ March 22, Wednesday - 1:00 pm - Gamma Ray Space Science Update - HQ March 23, Thursday - 6:00 - 10:00 am - Students Help NASA Test International Space Station Science Communications Live News Interviews - MSFC - 10:00 am - Noon - IMAGE Validation Testing - Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA - 1:00 - 4:00 pm - NASA Management Hearing before the Senate

Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space; Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee (recorded 3/22/00) - HQ - 4:00 - 6:00 pm - Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications FY 2001 Budget Hearing before the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics; Committee on Science - HQ March 24, Friday - 6:00 - 10:00 am - Students Help NASA Test International Space Station Science Communications Live News Interviews - MSFC - 1:00 pm - Gamma Ray Observatory Press Conference - HQ - 2:00 pm - IMAGE L-1 Prelaunch Press Conference - Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA March 25, Saturday - 2:00 pm - Live Coverage and Commentary of the IMAGE Launch Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA - 3:35 pm - IMAGE Launch - Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA

***************************** 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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Unless otherwise noted, ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN. ANY CHANGES TO THE VIDEO LINE-UP WILL APPEAR ON THE NASA VIDEO FILE ADVISORY ON THE WEB AT ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/tv-advisory/nasa-tv.txt 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 Fred Brown, 202/358-0713, fred.brown@hq.nasa.gov During Space Shuttle missions, the full NASA TV schedule will continue to be posted at: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/nasatv/schedule.html For general information about NASA TV see: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/

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