NASA Daily News Summary For Release: August 10, 2000 Media Advisory m00-154 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES

VIDEO GAMES MAY LEAD TO BETTER HEALTH THROUGH NEW NASA TECHNOLOGY NASA PLANS TO SEND ROVER TWINS TO MARS IN 2003

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VIDEO FILE FOR AUGUST 10, 2000 UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS LIVE SATELLITE INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES

***************************** NEWS RELEASES NASA PLANS TO SEND ROVER TWINS TO MARS IN 2003 The traffic on Mars is expected to double in the near future. NASA today announced plans to launch two large scientific rovers to the red planet in 2003, rather than the original plan for just one, said Dr. Ed Weiler, Associate Administrator for Space Science, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC. Both Mars rovers currently are planned for launch on Delta II rockets from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. The first mission is targeted for

May 22, with the second launch slated for June 4. After a sevenand-a-half month cruise, the first rover should enter Mars' atmosphere January 2, 2004, with the second rover bouncing to a stop on the Martian surface January 20. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Donald Savage (Phone: 202/358-1547) For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-124.txt

---------------------------VIDEO GAMES MAY LEAD TO BETTER HEALTH THROUGH NEW NASA TECHNOLOGY For decades doctors have used biofeedback as a way to help control stress and tension. Now NASA technology adds a new twist by combining this mind-over-matter technique with the hand-eye coordination of video games. According to researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA, the results may actually improve and protect a player's mental and physical health. This unique interactive system, tested at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk, trains people to change their brainwave activity or other physiological functions while playing popular off-the-shelf video games. This is accomplished by making the video game respond to the activity of the player's body and brain. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Michael Braukus (Phone: 202/358-1979) Contact at Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA: Keith Henry (Phone: 757/864-6120/4) Contact at Lantis Laser, Inc., Hewitt, NJ: Stanley Baron (Phone: 203/373-0387) For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-123.txt

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***************************** VIDEO FILE FOR AUGUST 10, 2000 ITEM 1 - SRTM IMAGE OF ERUPTION OF VOLCANO MOUNT OYAMA ON MIYAKE-JIMA ISLAND, JAPAN - JPL ITEM 2 - MARS 2003 ROVER ANIMATION - JPL ITEM 3 - MARS 2003 MISSION TRAJECTORY - JPL ITEM 4 - VIDEO GAME FOR A.D.D. KIDS - LARC REPLAYS: ITEM 5 - GOES IMAGES: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF NORTH AMERICA GSFC ITEM 6 - TRACKING FIRE TRENDS FROM SPACE - GSFC ITEM 7 - 8/8/00 SEAWIFS: FIRES ABLAZE IN U.S. - GSFC ITEM 8 - LIGHTWEIGHT AND INFLATABLE SPACECRAFT/DUAL REFLECTING TELESCOPES - JPL 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

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----------------------------UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS August 10, Thursday - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Mars 2003 Rover Decision News Briefing - NASA HQ - 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Mars 2003 Mission Live News Interviews - JPL August 11, Friday - 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Inflatable Spacecraft Live News Interviews JPL For a complete list of upcoming live television events, see http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/breaking.html

----------------------------LIVE SATELLITE INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY TODAY *****NASA IS SENDING A ROVER BACK TO MARS IN 2003***** 5:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. EDT TODAY, AUGUST 10 In 2003, NASA plans to send a "mobile geologist" to explore the red planet. This new rover will be fourteen times larger and far more capable than its predecessor the 1997 Mars Pathfinder Sojourner rover. Live satellite interviews are available from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, with Dr. Firouz Naderi, manager of JPL's Mars Program Office.

To book time for this interview, call Jack Dawson at 818/354-0040 or email Jack at jack.b.dawson@jpl.nasa.gov.

----------------------------LIVE SATELLITE INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY AUGUST 11TH ***** INFLATABLES: THE ALTERNATIVE TO STEEL ***** Ultralight, inflatable materials may someday replace traditional steel on spacecraft, space telescopes, antennas and other spaceborne objects. Materials that look much like your kitchen foil may someday replace heavy, costly steel on space structures. These materials will provide a boost to NASA researchers in their quest to explore the farthest reaches of the universe, while substantially reducing mission costs. Scientists and engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif., are identifying and exploring new ways to put large structures in space. Large telescopes and structures 10 times the size of the Rose Bowl that can be compacted and deployed in a single small launch vehicle and then inflated may someday replace steel structures. Live satellite interviews are available with Artur B. Chmielewski, manager of JPL Space Inflatables Technology. Chmielewski joined JPL in 1980 and is the Gossamer Spacecraft Initiative Deputy Manager. He also manages the ARISE mission pre-project and the Large Telescope Systems activities at JPL. Chmielewski earned his degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in computer science from the University of Southern California. He is also a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles School of Management and resides in Glendale, Calif. Interview Opportunities: 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 11 To book time for this interview, call Jack Dawson at 818/354-0040 or email Jack at jack.b.dawson@jpl.nasa.gov.

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