NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Sept.

26, 2000 Media Advisory m00-184 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES FOUNTAINS OF FIRE ILLUMINATE SOLAR MYSTERY NEWS CHIEF NAMED AT NASA HEADQUARTERS

VIDEO

***ALL TIMES EASTERN***

VIDEO FILE FOR SEPT. 26, 2000 UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS

***************************** FOUNTAINS OF FIRE ILLUMINATE SOLAR MYSTERY Giant fountains of fast-moving, multimillion-degree gas in the outermost atmosphere of the Sun have revealed an important clue to a long-standing mystery -- the location of the heating mechanism that makes the corona about 300 times hotter than the Sun's visible surface. Scientists discovered an important clue while observing immense coils of hot, electrified gas, known as coronal loops. These fiery, arching fountains now appear in unprecedented detail with NASA's Transition Region and Coronal Explorer (TRACE) spacecraft. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Dolores Beasley (Phone: 202/358-1753)

Contact at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD: Bill Steigerwald (Phone: 301/286-5017) For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-146.txt

---------------------------NEWS CHIEF NAMED AT NASA HEADQUARTERS Bob Jacobs, an award-winning broadcast journalist, has been named Chief of News and Information at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC. Before joining NASA, Jacobs served the past four years as Projects Manager for the Washington-based Broadcast Technology division of The Associated Press. While at AP, Jacobs helped develop and implement newsroom management technology for a number of major broadcasters, including the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), ESPN, National Public Radio (NPR) and CBS News. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Brian Welch (Phone: 202/358-1600) For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-150.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. 26, 2000 ITEM ITEM ITEM ITEM JPL 1 - FOUNTAINS OF FIRE (TRACE) - GSFC 2 - LARGEST SUNSPOT IN NINE YEARS - GSFC 3 - STS-92 MISSION ANIMATION AND BRIEFINGS B-ROLL 4 - VOUNTEER PROFESSIONALS FOR MEDICAL ADVANCEMENT -

NOTE: This week during the Gallery Hour we will be showing a 16minute video entitled "The Space Shuttle," narrated by astronaut and Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Space Flight, William F. Readdy. The video details what goes into the making of Space Shuttle mission. For times see http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/

---------------------------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 September 26, Tuesday

STS-92 Preflight Briefings - 9:00 a.m. - International Space Station Overview - JSC - 10:00 a.m. - STS-92 Mission Overview - JSC - 11:00 a.m. - Z-1 Truss Payload Briefing - JSC - 1:00 p.m. - STS-92 EVA Overview - JSC - 2:00 p.m. - STS-92 Crew News Conference - JSC - 4:00 p.m. - NASA Minority Business and Advocates Awards Ceremony - HQ (recorded at 2:30 p.m. on 9/26/00) September 27, Wednesday - 11:00 a.m. - Brave New World: Preparing Girls and Women for Emerging Technologies - NASA - HQ September 28, Thursday - 6:00 - 10:00 a.m. - NASA LED Research Used to Treat Cancer and Trauma Live News Interviews - MSFC - 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. - SRTM, The Big Apple Like You've Never Seen It Before 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/

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