NASA Daily News Summary For Release: July 13, 2000 Media Advisory m00-134 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES

NASA SUPPORTS HIGH-TECH WORKFORCE REFLECTING DIVERSITY OF AMERICA NASA TECHNOLOGY MAY HELP EASE RECORD FLIGHT DELAYS NEW CLUSTER MISSION TO PROVIDE UNPRECEDENTED DETAIL ABOUT SPACE WEATHER VIDEO ***ALL TIMES EASTERN*** Video File for July 13, 2000 ITEM 1 - HUBBLE WATCHES STAR TEAR APART ITS NEIGHBORHOOD STSCI ITEM 2 - AIRCRAFT VORTEX SPACING SYSTEM - LARC ITEM 3 - SERVICE MODULE UPDATE REPORT FROM KOROLEV, RUSSIA (AUDIO ONLY) ITEM 4 - ZVEZDA SERVICE MODULE LAUNCH VIDEO FILE - JSC (REPLAY) ITEM 5 - APOLLO-SOYUZ 25TH ANNIVERSARY VIDEO FILE - HQ (REPLAY) ITEM 6 - SOHO SEES SOLAR HICCUPS - GSFC (REPLAY) UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS

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The Commission for the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering, and Technology Development (CAWMSET) today announced that the shortage of skilled workers in hightech jobs will lead to an economic crisis unless more underrepresented individuals pursue education and careers in science, engineering and technology. The Commission will release its report on July 28, and today submitted its recommendations to the House Science Committee during a hearing on the issues. Headquarters contact: Terri Hudkins (Phone: 202/ 358-1977) Full text: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-106.txt ---------------------------NASA TECHNOLOGY MAY HELP EASE RECORD FLIGHT DELAYS Sobering statistics show flight delays are at an all-time high, with air passenger frustrations running even higher. However, new technology developed by NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA, may help ease some of those frustrations, allowing travelers to reach their destinations faster. NASA researchers have designed a system to predict aircraft wake turbulence on final approach, so airliners can be spaced more safely and efficiently. Headquarters contact: Michael Braukus (Phone: 202/358-1979) Langley Research Center: Kathy Barnstorff (Phone: 757/864-9886) Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport contact: Melba Williams (Phone: 972/574-6701) Full text: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-107.txt ---------------------------NEW CLUSTER MISSION TO PROVIDE UNPRECEDENTED DETAIL ABOUT

SPACE WEATHER An international collaboration will investigate a struggle that's raging in space -- a turbulent battle between the Earth's magnetic field and a solar wind blowing about one to two million miles per hour. Four satellites, flying in formation, will be used to examine this complex interaction between the Earth and the Sun. It all begins with the first of two launches of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Cluster spacecraft. The first launch is set for July 15 at 8:43 a.m. EDT in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Two satellites will be carried into orbit by a Russian Soyuz rocket. A second pair is scheduled to launch August 9. Headquarters contact: Dolores Beasley (Phone: 202/358-1753) Goddard Space Flight Center contact: Susan Hendrix (Phone: 301/286-7745) Full text: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-105.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 File for July 13, 2000 ITEM 1 - HUBBLE WATCHES STAR TEAR APART ITS NEIGHBORHOOD STSCI ITEM 2 - AIRCRAFT VORTEX SPACING SYSTEM - LARC ITEM 3 - SERVICE MODULE UPDATE REPORT FROM KOROLEV, RUSSIA (AUDIO ONLY) ITEM 4 - ZVEZDA SERVICE MODULE LAUNCH VIDEO FILE - JSC (REPLAY) ITEM 5 - APOLLO-SOYUZ 25TH ANNIVERSARY VIDEO FILE - HQ

(REPLAY) ITEM 6 - SOHO SEES SOLAR HICCUPS - GSFC (REPLAY) **************************** UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS July 13, Thursday 8:00 a.m. - Service Module Update Report - Korolev, Russia (via JSC) July 14, Friday 8:00 a.m. - Service Module Update Report - Korolev, Russia (via JSC) The Post-Launch Press Conference from Baikonur, Kazakhstan will replay at 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.. 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., and 1:00 a.m. **************************** 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 pm, 6 pm, 9 pm 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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