NASA Daily News Summary For Release: April 21, 2000 Media Advisory m00-80 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES: None


----VIDEO VIDEO FILE (ALL TIMES EASTERN) FOR APRIL 21, 2000 Item 1 - Space Weather: Aurora Borealis - MSFC Item 2 - NASA recycles hypergolics as fertilizer - KSC (replay?) Item 3 - Landsat 7 Tours US Cities - GSFC (replay) Item 4 - Glass Cockpit - LaRC (replay) Item 5 - SRTM - San Andreas Fault Flyover - JPL (replay) Item 6 - STS-101 Crew Interviews (replay) Item 7 - Research Wind Turbine test -AMES (replay) Gallery: Earth Today - GSFC (10 min. video) LIVE TELEVISION EVENTS THIS WEEK SPECIAL NOTICE TO MORNING TV PRODUCERS & SCIENCE WRITERS

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***************************** VIDEO LIVE TELEVISION EVENTS THIS WEEK April 21, Friday 3:00 p.m. - STS-101 Crew Arrival at Kennedy Space Center - KSC 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Stardust Live News Interviews - JPL April 22, Saturday 9:00 a.m. - STS-101 L-2 Countdown Status Briefing - KSC 10:00 a.m. - International Space Station Briefing - KSC 4:00 p.m. - STS-101 Launch Readiness News Conference - KSC 5:00 p.m. - Midnight - Launch Pad Shot - KSC April 23, Sunday 00:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Launch Pad Shot - KSC 9:00 a.m. - STS-101 L-1 Countdown Status Briefing - KSC 9:30 a.m. - Midnight - Launch Pad Shot - KSC April 24, Monday 00:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Launch Pad Shot - KSC 10:00 a.m. - Launch Coverage and Commentary of STS-101 Begins - KSC 4:15 p.m. - Launch of STS-101 (Atlantis) - KSC

----------------------------SPECIAL NOTICE TO MORNING PRODUCERS & SCIENCE REPORTERS From: Fred Brown, NASA TV Producer (321) 867-2537 or (321) 867-7765 PAGER (800) 7559-8888 PIN #1239840 (Please leave a numeric page) NASA RETURNS TO INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION * The development of the International Space Station (ISS) continues during NASA's second shuttle flight of the year when Atlantis is launched on Monday April 24, at 4:15 p.m. on STS-101, the 98th flight in program history. * On STS-101, Atlantis will fly as the most updated Space Shuttle ever, with more than 100 new modifications incorporated during a 10-month period at Boeing's Palmdale, CA, Shuttle facility in 1998. Atlantis last flight in space was in support of the STS-86 mission in 1997. New Technology * Space Shuttle Atlantis is the first shuttle to fly with the new glass cockpit. The glass cockpit replaces obsolete instruments and three monochrome computer screens with 11 full-color graphical displays. * The glass cockpit, or the Multifunction Electronic Display Subsystem, paves the way for the next cockpit improvements that are planned for 2005: a smart cockpit that reduces a pilot's workload during critical periods. Space Walk * Mission Specialists James Voss and Jeffrey Williams will perform a planned space walk during the second logistics mission to the International Space Station. On flight day 4, Voss and Williams will leave Space Shuttle Atlantis to complete the assembly of a Russian crane, test the integrity of a U.S. crane, replace a faulty communications antenna, install handrails and set up a camera cable. The space walk is expected to last about 6 1/2 hours. Astronaut Interview

* Astronaut Edward Tsang Lu (Ph.D.), originally scheduled to serve as a mission specialist on STS-101, will be available to answer questions from 6:30 9:30 am at the Kennedy Space Center, FL. Born July 1, 1963, in Springfield, MA, Lu Considers Honolulu, HI, and Webster, NY, to be his hometowns. Dr Lu is scheduled to fly on STS-106 as a mission specialist. Ask Dr. Lu: * What are the advantages of the new cockpit over the previous model? * How will the glass cockpit benefit commercial aviation? * What work will be done on the International Space Station? LIVE SATELLITE INTERVIEWS WILL BE BROADCAST MONDAY APRIL 24 FROM 6:30-9:30 AM EDT ON TELSTAR 5 (97 DEGREES WEST) TRANSPONDER 11(FULL) VERTICAL DOWNLINK FREQUENCY 11929.0 MHZ

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