NASA Daily News Summary For Release: June 2, 2000 Media Advisory m00-109 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES

NASA, DREAMTIME PARTNERSHIP PROPELS SPACE INFORMATION AGE TO NEW HEIGHTS Internet portal, interactive space experiences, digital images planned by new venture

VIDEO ***ALL TIMES EASTERN*** No Video File Today NOTE: The 1 p.m. NASA Multimedia Commercialization Announcement will be replayed throughout the day. NOTE: a status report of the deorbit of the Gamma Ray Observatory is available at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/media/2000/CGRO_status_06-01.txt LIVE INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY REGARDING TODAY'S MULTIMEDIA PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT UPCOMING LIVE TELEVISION EVENTS

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NEWS RELEASES NASA, DREAMTIME PARTNERSHIP PROPELS SPACE INFORMATION AGE TO NEW HEIGHTS Internet portal, interactive space experiences, digital images planned by new venture NASA and Dreamtime Holdings, Inc., have formed a partnership that will deliver the adventures of the space frontier through the new technologies of the digital frontier. The unprecedented agreement was announced today at NASA's Ames Research Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. It includes provisions to provide, for the first time, high-definition television coverage of astronaut activities aboard the International Space Station and on Space Shuttle missions. It will also create an easily accessible, Web-searchable, digital archive of the best of NASA's space imagery. The NASA-Dreamtime partnership will provide unprecedented public access to space exploration by creating a state-of-the-art multimedia portal, www.Dreamtime.com, that will, with the click of a mouse, open the door to thousands of images, sounds, documents, blueprints and plans from NASA's currently underused archives. Roll out of the in-depth portal site will begin within the next several months. For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-087.txt Contacts at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Peggy Wilhide/Biran Welch (Phone 202/358-1600).

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***************************** VIDEO LIVE INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY REGARDING TODAY'S MULTIMEDIA PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT ATTENTION: NEWS ASSIGNMENT EDITORS AND AFTERNOON & EVENING PRODUCERS Live NASA interviews will be available today from 2-6 p.m. PDT on Telstar 5 (97 degrees west) transponder 25 vertical downlink frequency 12146.0 mhz audio 6.2-6.9 mhz. NASA ANNOUNCES FIRST MAJOR INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION AGREEMENT This morning at 10 a.m. PDT NASA and its newest commercial partner will announce a major multimedia collaboration. From 2-6 p.m. PDT (5-9 p.m. EDT) Brian Welch, NASA's Director of Media Services will be available for live satellite interviews from the NASA AMES Research Center in Mountain View, CA. Welch was part of the NASA team that worked on this groundbreaking partnership that will revolutionize the way NASA's visual images are distributed to the media and the American public. Possible questions: __What does this first major international space station agreement mean? __How will this partnership affect life on the International Space Station?

__How will astronauts benefit from this innovative public-private partnership for multimedia and space imagery? __What does this agreement mean for the American public? __How will NASA use its news HDTV resources? To schedule a live shot please call Fred Brown at (650) 6040429/5018 or page at (800) 759-8888 pin 1239840.

---------------------------UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS NOTE: NASA will replay the multimedia announcement press conference every 1 1/2 hours today, beginning at 3 p.m. EDT, and Saturday and Sunday, as Compton Gamma Ray Observatory events permit. June 2, Friday - 1:00 p.m. - NASA Multimedia Commercialization Announcement Ames (Questions will originate from the Ames Research Center only.) June 3, Saturday - 11:30 p.m. - Compton Gamma Ray Observatory Reentry Live Coverage and Commentary - GSFC June 4, Sunday - 1:30 a.m. - Compton Gamma Ray Observatory Reentry (no video will be available) - GSFC - 6:00 a.m. - Compton Gamma Ray Observatory Reentry News Briefing - GSFC For a complete list of upcoming live television events, see http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/breaking.html

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