NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Sept.

7, 2000 Media Advisory m00-175 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES LARGEST-EVER OZONE HOLE OBSERVED OVER ANTARCTICA SHUTTLE LAUNCH BEGINS NEW ODYSSEY IN HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT; MOVING DAY FOR INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION CHANDRA CLINCHES CASE FOR "MISSING LINK" BLACK HOLE: SPACE SCIENCE UPDATE SEPT. 12

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VIDEO FILE FOR SEPT. 7, 2000 UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS

***************************** NEWS RELEASES LARGEST-EVER OZONE HOLE OBSERVED OVER ANTARCTICA A NASA spectrometer has detected an Antarctic ozone "hole" (what scientists call an "ozone depletion area") that is three times larger than the entire land mass of the United States the largest such area ever observed. The "hole" expanded to a record size of approximately 11 million square miles (28.3 million square kilometers) on Sept. 3, 2000.

The previous record was approximately 10.5 million square miles (27.2 million square km) on Sept. 19, 1998. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: David E. Steitz (Phone: 202/358-1730) Contact at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD: Lynn Chandler (Phone: 301/614-5562) For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-137.txt

---------------------------SHUTTLE LAUNCH BEGINS NEW ODYSSEY IN HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT; MOVING DAY FOR INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION This week's launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis begins an odyssey unique in the history of human space flight. If all goes as planned, at 8:45 a.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 8, five American astronauts and two Russian cosmonauts will soar into orbit and begin preparations necessary to declare the International Space Station -- the largest building in space -- open for business. The mission includes a six-and-a-half hour spacewalk by Astronaut Ed Lu and Cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko to a point 100 feet above the Shuttle's cargo bay, the farthest any tethered spacewalker has ever ventured. Contacts at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Dwayne Brown/Bob Jacobs (Phone 202/358-1600) For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-136.txt

---------------------------CHANDRA CLINCHES CASE FOR "MISSING LINK" BLACK HOLE:

SPACE SCIENCE UPDATE SEPT. 12 Until now, scientists have observed only two types of black holes -- some about the mass of stars and some with a mass a million to a billion times the mass of a star. At 1 p.m. EDT Sept. 12 in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St., SW, Washington, DC, a Space Science Update panel will present evidence for a new type of black hole. The recent evidence comes from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Dolores Beasley (Phone: 202/358-1753) Contact at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL: Steve Roy (Phone: 256/544-6535) Contact at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA: Dr. Wallace Tucker (Phone: 617/496-7998) For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/2000/n00-041.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 Sept. 7, 2000 NOTE: TODAY'S VIDEOFILE WILL RUN APPROXIMATELY 1 1/2 hours

ITEM 1 - LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYSTEM -KSC ITEM 2 - STS-106 ANIMATION, TRAINING AND B-ROLL - JSC (REPLAY) ITEM 3 - STS-106 ASTRONAUT INTERVIEWS - JSC (REPLAY) COMMANDER WILCUTT - TRT 6:42 PILOT ALTMAN - TRT 7:21 MS 1 LU - TRT 5:50 MS 2 MASTRACCHIO - TRT 6:42 MS 3 BURBANK - TRT 7:31 MS 4 MALENCHENKO - TRT 9:11 MS 5 MORUKOV - TRT 9:57 ITEM 4 - TRMM HURRICANE PREDICTION - GSFC ITEM 5 - HUBBLE HERITAGE IMAGE: SPIROGRAPH NEBULA - STSCI ITEM 6 - NASA TECHNOLOGY MAY HELP PRESERVE ANCIENT NATIVE AMERICAN LANGUAGES - JSC

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----------------------------UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS September 7, Thursday - 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. - STS-106 Pad Shot - KSC - 11:00 p.m. - Midnight - STS-106 Pad Shot - KSC September 8, Friday

- 3:30 a.m. - Live Coverage and Commentary for STS-106 Begins KSC - 8:45 a.m. - STS-106 Launch - KSC September 12, Tuesday - 1:00 p.m. - Chandra Space Science Update - HQ September 13, Wednesday - 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Health Benefits From Space Live News Interviews - JPL September 14, Thursday - 1:30 p.m. - STS-92 TCDT Pad Q & A (questions from Kennedy only) - KSC - 5:00 - 7:15 p.m. - First Long Duration Science Experments on the ISS Live News Interviews -MSFC September 15, Friday - 5:00 - 7:15 p.m. - First Long Duration Science Experments on the ISS Live News Interviews -MSFC For a complete list of upcoming live television events, see http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/breaking.html

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