NASA Daily News Summary For Release: May 17, 2000 Media Advisory m00-98 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES None

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VIDEO ***ALL TIMES EASTERN*** VIDEO FILE FOR MAY 17, 2000 TV Producers, Please Note: The video file for May 17 will air at approximately 12:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. EDT only, due to the changes in the Shuttle Launch schedule and hearing replays. ITEM 1 - TERRA CAPTURES PORTRAIT OF EARTH'S HEAT BALANCE GSFC ITEM 2 - FIDO ROVER - JPL (REPLAY) ITEM 3 - OLYMPIC TORCH TRAVELS TO SPACE WITH STS-101 (REPLAY) ITEM 4 - STS-101 CREW TRAINING AND ANIMATION - (REPLAY) UPCOMING LIVE TELEVISION EVENTS LIVE SATELLITE INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: * ALL ABOUT STS-101, SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

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NEWS RELEASES None today For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-XXX.txt

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***************************** VIDEO LIVE TELEVISION COMING UP THIS WEEK May 16, Tuesday May 17, Wednesday *9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - The Future of Aviation Hearing Before the House Tranportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Aviation (recorded on 5/16/00) - HQ *12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Video File - HQ *1:30 - 2:00 p.m. - STS-101 L-2 Countdown Status Briefing (recorded earlier on 5/17) - KSC *2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - The Future of Aviation Hearing Before the

House Tranportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Aviation (recorded on 5/16/00) - HQ *5:00 - 5:30 p.m. - STS-101 L-2 Countdown Status Briefing (recorded earlier on 5/17) - KSC *6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Video File - HQ *7:00 - 10:00 p.m. - The Future of Aviation Hearing Before the House Tranportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Aviation (recorded on 5/16/00) - HQ *10:00 p.m. - Midnight - The Future of Aviation Hearing Before the House Tranportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Aviation (recorded on 5/16/00) - HQ May 18, Thursday - *Midnight - 1:00 a.m. - The Future of Aviation Hearing Before the House Tranportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Aviation (recorded on 5/16/00) - HQ - 9:00 a.m. - STS-101 L-1 Countdown Status Briefing/ISS Status Briefing - KSC - *11:00 - Noon - Administrator Goldin's Speech to the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park (recorded on 5/15) - HQ - *1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Administrator Goldin's Speech to the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park (recorded on 5/15) - HQ - *4:00 - 9:00 p.m. - STS-101 Launch Pad Shot - KSC - *10:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Administrator Goldin's Speech to the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park (recorded on 5/15) - HQ May 19, Friday - *1:00 a.m. - STS-101 Launch Coverage and Commentary Begins - KSC - 6:12 a.m. - STS-101 Launch - KSC For a complete list of upcoming live television events, see http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/breaking.html

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LIVE SATELLITE INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: ALL ABOUT STS-101, SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION TO: MORNING PRODUCERS/SCIENCE REPORTERS STS-101 LIVE SHOTS AVAILABLE MAY 17 FROM 5 TO 9 P.M. EDT The development of the International Space Station (ISS) continues during STS-101, the 98th flight in program history. Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to lift-off at 6:38 a.m. EDT. on Thursday, May 18, as the most updated Space Shuttle ever. GLASS COCKPIT Atlantis is the first shuttle to fly with the new Multifunction Electronic Display Subsystem, or glass cockpit. It replaces obsolete instruments and three monochrome computer screens with 11 full-color graphical displays. 6 1/2 HOUR 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 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. ASTRONAUT INTERVIEW NASA Astronaut Steven W. Lindsey (Lt. Col., USAF), who flew as pilot on STS-87 in 1997 and STS-95 in 1998, and has logged over 589 hours in space, will be available for live satellite interviews from 5-9 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 17. Lindsey became an astronaut in May 1996 and qualified for flight assignment as a pilot. He also served as the Astronaut Office representative working on the glass cockpit Space Shuttle upgrade program, as well as a number of other advanced upgrade projects. ASK LT. COL. LINDSEY about the space walk and other work that will be done on the International Space Station. - About the space walk and other work that will be done on the International Space Station.

- What are the advantages of the new cockpit over the previous model? - How will the glass cockpit benefit commercial aviation? - What role did he play in the testing of the glass cockpit? Live satellite interviews will be available Wednesday, May 17, from 5 9 p.m. EDT. on Telstar 5 (97 degrees west) Transponder 25 vertical downlink frequency 12146.0 MHZ. To schedule an interview call Fred Brown at 321/867-2537 or 321/867-7765, or pager 800/759-8888 pin #1239840 (Please leave a numeric page).

----------------------------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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