NASA Daily News Summary For Release: August 22, 2000 Media Advisory m00-164 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES

Astronomical Honeymoon Continues as X-ray Observatory Marks First Anniversary

VIDEO

***ALL TIMES EASTERN***

VIDEO FILE FOR AUGUST 22, 2000 Item 1 - Satellite Measures Sea Ice Thickness - JPL (replay) Item 2 - Safe Haven for Space Shuttles at KSC (replay) UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS

***************************** NEWS RELEASES Astronomical Honeymoon Continues as X-ray Observatory Marks First Anniversary NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory celebrates its initial year in orbit with an impressive list of firsts. Through Chandra's unique X-ray vision, scientists have seen for the first time the full impact of a blast wave from an exploding star, a flare from a brown dwarf, and a small galaxy being cannibalized by a larger one. Chandra is the third in NASA's family of great observatories, complementing the Hubble Space Telescope and the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. "Our goal is to identify never-before-seen phenomena, whether they're new or millions of years old. All this leads to a better understanding of our universe,

" said Martin Weisskopf, chief project scientist for the Chandra program at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL. "Indeed, Chandra has changed the way we look at the universe." Full text at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-129.txt Headquarters contact: Dolores Beasley (Phone: 202/358-1753) Marshall Space Flight Center contact: Steve Roy (Phone: 256/544-6535) Chandra X-ray Observatory Center contact: Wallace Tucker (Phone: 617/496-7998) ---------------------------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 - August 22, 2000 Item 1 - Satellite Measures Sea Ice Thickness - JPL (replay) Item 2 - Safe Haven for Space Shuttles at KSC (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 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight Eastern Time.

----------------------------UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS August 22, Tuesday - 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Satellite Measures Sea Ice Thickness Live News Interviews - JPL August 23, Wednesday - 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - JSC Open House Live News Interviews - JSC August 24, Thursday - 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - JSC Open House Live News Interviews - JSC August 25, Friday - 6:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Microgravity Research on the International Space Station Live News Interviews - MSFC 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

***************************** The NASA Daily News Summary is issued each business day at approximately 2 pm Eastern time. Members of the media who wish to subscribe or unsubscribe from this list, please send e-mail message to: Brian.Dunbar@hq.nasa.gov

***************************** end of daily news summary