NASA Daily News Summary For Release: April 17, 2000 Media Advisory m00-75 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES: None

today. ----VIDEO Video File for 4/17/00 Item 1 - Blue Marble 2000 (amazing image of the Earth) - TRT 2 min. Item 2 - STS-101 Crew Training - TRT 14 min. Item 3 - STS-101 Crew Interviews - TRT 57 min. ***************************** 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 ***************************** VIDEO Video File for 4/17/00 v00-72 All Times in Eastern Item 1 - Blue Marble 2000 (amazing image of the Earth) - TRT 2 min.

Item 2 - STS-101 Crew Training - TRT 14 min. Item 3 - STS-101 Crew Interviews - TRT 57 min. ***************************** Item 1 - Blue Marble 2000 (amazing image of the Earth) Recalling the famous Apollo-era pictures of Earth taken by lunar astronauts, this digital image is a spectacular portrait of the Western Hemisphere at the time of one of the strongest hurricanes ever observed in the Eastern Pacific. Contact at Headquarters: Dave Steitz, (202) 358-1730. Contact at Goddard Space Flight Center: Doug Isbell, (301) 286-5687. Item 2 - STS-101 Crew Training Contact at Headquarters: Dwayne Brown, (202) 358-1726. Contact at Johnson Space Center: Kyle Herring (281) 483- 5111. Item 3 - STS-101 Crew Interviews Item 3a - Halsell, Commander - TRT 10:45 Item 3b - Horowitz, Pilot - TRT 5:25 Item 3c - Weber, MS 1 - TRT 8:57 Item 3d - Williams, MS 2- TRT 10:45 Item 3e - Voss, MS 3 - TRT 6:55 Item 3f - Helms, MS 4 - TRT 10:05 Item 3g - Usachev, MS 5 - TRT 4:00 Contact at Headquarters: Dwayne Brown (202) 358-1726. Contact at Johnson Space Flight Center: Doug Peterson (281) 483-5111. ***************************** LIVE TELEVISION EVENTS THIS WEEK: April 17, Monday 1:15 - 1:45 pm - Urban Heat Islands Live News Interview - MSFC April 18, Tuesday *2:00 - 4:00 pm - STS Digital Television Test - JSC April 19, Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Terra First Science Results Press Briefing - HQ April 20, Thursday 5:00 - 11:00 am - Terra First Science Results Live News Interviews - GSFC

April 21, Friday 6:00 - 8:45 am - How Dangerous are the Aurora Borealis? Live News Interviews MSFC 9:00 am - 9:30 am - STS-101 L-3 Countdown Status Briefing - KSC 3:00 pm - STS-101 Crew Arrival at Kennedy Space Center - KSC 5:30 - 10:00 pm - Stardust Live News Interviews - JPL April 22, Saturday 9:00 am - STS-101 L-2 Countdown Status Briefing - KSC 10:00 am - International Space Station Briefing - KSC 4:00 pm - STS-101 Launch Readiness News Conference - KSC Arpril 23, Sunday 9:00 am - STS-101 L-1 Countdown Status Briefing - KSC ----------------------------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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