NASA Daily News Summary For Release: August 11, 2000 Media Advisory m00-155 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES

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***************************** VIDEO FILE FOR AUGUST 11, 2000 ITEM 1 - MARS 2003 ROVER ANIMATION AND TRAJECTORY - JPL (REPLAY) ITEM 2 - LIGHTWEIGHT AND INFLATABLE SPACECRAFT/DUAL REFLECTING TELESCOPES - JPL (REPLAY) ITEM 3 - VIDEO GAME FOR ADD KIDS - LARC (REPLAY) ITEM 4 - 3-D VIEW OF VOLCANO NEAR TOKYO New Image and replay JPL ****************************************************************** PRODUCERS NOTE: A new image of the western wildfires will be available at 3 p.m. EDT ****************************************************************** ANY CHANGES TO THE VIDEO LINE-UP WILL APPEAR ON THE NASA VIDEO FILE ADVISORY ON THE WEB AT 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 August 11, Friday - 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Inflatable Spacecraft Live News Interviews JPL August 16, Wednesday - 6:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Video Game Technology Helps Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Live News Interviews LaRC - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Video Game Technology Helps Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Live News Interviews LaRC August 17, Thursday - 6:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Chandra's First Anniversary Live News Interviews - MSFC - 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. STS 106 TCDT Q&A For a complete list of upcoming live television events, see

----------------------------LIVE SATELLITE INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY TODAY ***** 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

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