NASA Daily News Summary For Release: July 21, 2000 Media Advisory m00-140 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES

COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE PLANNED FOR SPACE STATION MODULE DOCKING RESEARCHERS TO DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION SCIENCE NASA POSTPONES MARS 2003 ANNOUNCEMENT NASA AWARDS REGIONAL TECHNOLOGY CENTER CONTRACTS

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VIDEO FILE FOR JULY 21, 2000 UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS

***************************** NEWS RELEASES COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE PLANNED FOR SPACE STATION MODULE DOCKING NASA TV plans live coverage of the International Space Station's automated docking to the Russian Zvezda Service Module on Tuesday, July 25. The addition of Zvezda to the orbiting outpost sets the stage for the beginning of human habitation aboard the Station, which will begin this Fall. Coverage on NASA TV will begin at 8:00 p.m. EDT with

commentary originating from both the Russian Mission Control Center in Korolev, Russia, where the docking will be supervised by Russian flight controllers, and the International Space Station Flight Control Room at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX. The actual linkup is scheduled at approximately 8:53 p.m. EDT. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Ray Castillo (Phone: 202/358-4555) Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: Rob Navias (Phone: 281/483-5111) For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/2000/n00-032.txt

---------------------------RESEARCHERS TO DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION SCIENCE Experts in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics and general science and engineering will discuss near- and long-term research on the International Space Station Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at 3:30 pm. EDT at NASA's Kennedy Space Center press site auditorium. In anticipation of the Zvezda docking later that evening, the researchers will discuss and answer questions on how the International Space Station will represent an unprecedented stateof-the-art laboratory complex in orbit, that will lead to research results in medicine, materials and fundamental science that will benefit people all over the world. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Dwayne Brown/Renee Juhans (Phone: 202/358-1726/358-1712) Contact at NASA Kennedy Space Center , FL: George Diller (Phone: 321/867-2468) For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/2000/n00-033.txt

---------------------------NASA POSTPONES MARS 2003 ANNOUNCEMENT The Mars 2003 press conference originally scheduled for 2:00 p.m. EDT Monday, July 24, 2000, has been postponed. Dr. Edward Weiler, Associate Administrator, Office of Space Science, Washington, DC, said making the decision was much more complex and difficult than anticipated and that it will take perhaps one to two weeks longer than planned to make the final decision. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Donald Savage (Phone: 202/358-1547) For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/2000/n00-034.txt

---------------------------NASA AWARDS REGIONAL TECHNOLOGY CENTER CONTRACTS Accessing space is one of NASA's primary roles. But America's space agency has another role that is vital to the nation's industry and that is to help local companies, access and acquire government-funded technologies for commercial and industrial applications. To assist with this technology transfer, NASA has awarded new five-year contracts for the operation and management of four of its six Regional Technology Transfer Centers (RTTCs). The organizations awarded contracts include: - Far West RTTC - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, for a total value of $6.25 million (including options); - Mid West RTTC - Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH, for a total value of $6.25 million (including options); - Northeast RTTC - Center for Technology Commercialization, Inc., Westborough, MA, for a total value of $7.13 million (including

options); - Mid-Continent RTTC - Texas Engineering Extension Service, College Station, TX, for a total value of $6.25 million (including options). Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Michael Braukus (Phone: 202/358-1979) For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/contract/2000/c00-f.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 21, 2000 ITEM ITEM ITEM ITEM 1 - SERVICE MODULE UPDATE - JSC 2 - GREENLAND ICE THINNING - GSFC (REPLAY) 3 - BRONX PAINT PROJECT - HQ (REPLAY) 4 - VIEWING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ISS - JSC (REPLAY)

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.

----------------------------UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS July 25, Tuesday - *7:45 p.m. - Service Module B-roll Feed for Media (launch and processing footage) - JSC - *8:00 p.m. - Service Module Docking Live Coverage and Commentary Begins - JSC (and Mission Control Moscow in Korolev via JSC) - *8:53 p.m. - Service Module Docking With the International Space Station - JSC - *9:15 p.m. - Post Docking Press Conference (this time is approximate and questions will only be allowed by media in Moscow at the Mission Control Center) - Korolev via JSC July 26, Wednesday - 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. - Summer Scholar Live News Interviews - MSFC July 27, Thursday - 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Deep Space 1 Update Live News Interviews - JPL For a complete list of upcoming live television events, see http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/breaking.html

----------------------------Unless otherwise noted, ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN. 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/

***************************** Contract Awards Contract awards are posted to the NASA Acquisition information Service Web site: http://procurement.nasa.gov/EPS/award.html

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