NASA Daily News Summary For Release: April 18, 2000 Media Advisory m00-77 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES: NEW

VIEWS OF EARTH FROM TERRA SATELLITE WEDNESDAY ----VIDEO Video File for April 18, 2000 ALL TIMES EASTERN VIDEOFILE FOR 4/18 WILL RUN ONE HOUR, 12 MINUTES. ITEM 1 - GOES-L WEATHER SATELLITE READY FOR LAUNCH - GSFC ITEM 2 - BLUE MARBLE 2000 (AMAZING IMAGE OF THE EARTH) - GSFC (REPLAY) ITEM 3 - STS-101 CREW INTERVIEWS (REPLAY) ***************************** NEWS RELEASES NEW VIEWS OF EARTH FROM TERRA SATELLITE WEDNESDAY The first images collected by NASA's Earth-observing Terra satellite will be premiered during a press briefing at 1 p.m. EST, Wednesday, April 19, in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St., SW, Washington, DC. Participants will include Dr. Ghassem Asrar, NASA Associate Administrator for Earth Science, and science investigators from each of the spacecraft's instruments. NASA's premier Earth Observing System Satellite, Terra, has completed onorbit checkout and verification after its December launch and is collecting data that will help us understand our global environment. Full text: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/2000/n00-016.txt

NASA Headquarters contact: David Steitz (phone: 202/358-1730) Goddard Space Flight Center contact: Allen Kenitzer (phone: 301/2862806) If NASA issues other 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 April 18, 2000 ALL TIMES EASTERN VIDEOFILE FOR 4/18 WILL RUN ONE HOUR, 12 MINUTES. ITEM 1 - GOES-L WEATHER SATELLITE READY FOR LAUNCH - GSFC ITEM 2 - BLUE MARBLE 2000 (AMAZING IMAGE OF THE EARTH) - GSFC (REPLAY) ITEM 3 - STS-101 CREW INTERVIEWS (REPLAY) ** GALLERY - EARTH SCIENCE RESOURCE REEL ** ***************************** Item 2 - 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) 2865687. 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) 4835111. ***************************** LIVE TELEVISION EVENTS THIS WEEK: 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 April 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/ ***************************** Contract Awards Contract awards are posted to the NASA Acquisition information Service Web site: http://procurement.nasa.gov/EPS/award.html ***************************** The NASA Daily News Summary is issued each business day at approximately 2 p.m. Eastern time. Members of the media who wish to subscribe or unsubscribe from this list, please send e-mail message to: Brian.Dunbar@hq.nasa.gov ***************************** end of daily news summary