NASA Daily News Summary For Release: April 20, 2000 Media Advisory m00-79 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES: A DECADE

OF DISCOVERY: HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE --THE DISCOVERIES AND THE PEOPLE LANDSAT 7 SPACECRAFT CELEBRATES FIRST BIRTHDAY THE UNIVERSE IN ITS INFANCY: NEW FINDINGS UNVEILED AT NEWS BRIEFING ----VIDEO VIDEO FILE (ALL TIMES EASTERN) FOR APRIL 20, 2000 ITEM 1 - NEW COCKPIT FOR SPACE SHUTTLES - LARC ITEM 2 - SRTM - SAN ANDREAS FAULT FLYOVER - JPL REPLAYS ITEM 3 - TERRA FIRST SCIENCE RESULTS - GSFC (REPLAY) ITEM 4 - STARDUST INTERSTELLAR DUST COLLECTOR - JPL (REPLAY) ITEM 5 - BEST IMAGES OF EARTH FROM SPACE (REPLAY) ITEM 6 - STS-101 CREW INTERVIEWS (REPLAY) ITEM 7 - RESEARCH WIND TURBINE TESTING -AMES (REPLAY) LIVE TELEVISION EVENTS THIS WEEK

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A DECADE OF DISCOVERY: HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE -- THE DISCOVERIES AND THE PEOPLE NASA will continue its celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope with a series of discussions focusing on the human side of this technological marvel April 25 at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. The public and media are invited to join NASA employees and local civic and educational leaders in this anniversary forum. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Kirsten Williams (Phone 202/358-0243). Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: Eileen M. Hawley (Phone 281/483-5111). For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-063.txt

----------------------------LANDSAT 7 SPACECRAFT CELEBRATES FIRST BIRTHDAY A year after its April 1999 launch, Landsat 7 continues to serve a wide variety of "Earth customers" with its spectacular data. Since being declared operational last July, Landsat 7 has gathered more than 90,000 images, covering most of the Earth's surface multiple times in stunning detail. Landsat 7 is the latest in a continuous series of Earth observation satellites that began with Landsat 1 in 1972. Unlike its predecessors, Landsat 7 can create global maps of the Earth in record time due to technology advances developed by NASA. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: David E. Steitz (Phone 202/358-1730). Contact at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD: Lynn Chandler (Phone 301/286-5562). Contact at U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA: Karen Wood (Phone: 703/648-4447).

For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-064.txt

---------------------------THE UNIVERSE IN ITS INFANCY: NEW FINDINGS UNVEILED AT NEWS BRIEFING The first detailed images of the early universe will be revealed at a news briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 26, in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St., SW, Washington, DC. The images were obtained by the BOOMERANG (Balloon Observations of Millimetric Extragalactic Radiation and Geophysics) experiment, which was designed to map the cosmic microwave background. BOOMERANG obtained the images using an extremely sensitive telescope suspended from a balloon that circumnavigated the Antarctic for 10 1/2 days during December 1998 and January 1999. Headquarters contact: Dolores Beasley (Phone: 202/358-1753) National Science Foundation contact: Amber Jones (Phone: 703/3061070) For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/2000/n00-017.txt ---------------------------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 LIVE TELEVISION EVENTS THIS WEEK: 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/

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