NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Sept.

27, 2000 Media Advisory m00-185 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES DREAMTIME DELIVERS CUTTING EDGE TV TECHNOLOGY

VIDEO

***ALL TIMES EASTERN***

VIDEO FILE FOR SEPT. 27, 2000 UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS

***************************** DREAMTIME DELIVERS CUTTING EDGE TV TECHNOLOGY NASA's multimedia partner, Dreamtime Holdings, Inc., has delivered the first of two shipments of high definition television equipment that will be used to provide cutting-edge coverage of upcoming space missions. Marshall Space Flight Center has received, assembled and tested this first of two deliveries from Dreamtime. NASA estimates the television equipment is worth $100,000 and it's expected improve the quality of ground television coverage of space launches, as well as provide enhanced documentation of Earth-based scientific and research activities. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Deborah Rivera (Phone: 202/358-1743) Contact at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL:

Jerry Berg (Phone: 256/544-0034) For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-153.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. 27, 2000 Item 1 - Fountains of Fire (Trace) - GSFC (replay) Item 2 - Largest Sunspot in Nine Years - GSFC (replay) Item 3 - STS-92 mission animation and briefings b-roll (replay) Item 4 - Volunteer Professionals for Medical Advancement - JPL (replay) Item 5 - The NASA Space Shuttle, narrated by Astronaut Bill Readdy NOTE: The Gallery Hour will feature a 100th Shuttle Mission Clip Reel (approx. 58:00) Today's reel includes highlights from 1991-2000. Missions selected include STS-49, STS-61, STS-60, STS-71, STS-79, STS-90, STS-95, STS-88, STS-93. Broadcast tomorrow will be highlights from the first 10 years of the shuttle program. For more information on each mission clip, see below.

---------------------------MISSION CLIPS INFORMATION 1. STS-49 / May 1992 Maiden flight of Endeavour. Rescue of Intelsat satellite. First 3-person EVA. This was a high profile rescue mission that received huge media attention. First Shuttle mission flown with Dan Goldin as Administrator. 2. STS-61 / December 1993 HST restored to full capability Record 5 spacewalks spanning more than 35 hours of EVA time 3. STS-60 / February 1994 1st flight of a Russian cosmonaut on the Shuttle 1st flight of Wakeshield Facility First Shuttle flight to represent the new cooperative effort with Russia President Clinton congratulates crew from MCC during JSC visit. 4. STS-71 / June 1995 First Mir docking mission 1st docking between U.S. and Russia since 1975 Apollo-Soyuz mission Goldin at landing, present Norm Thagard with welcome home meal. 5. STS-79 / September 1996 4th Shuttle-Mir docking. 1st exchange of U.S. crewmembers on Mir Lucid returns after U.S. record stay in space (188 days, and 75.2

million miles in orbit). Goldin with President at crew return at Ellington Field 6. STS-90 / April 1998 -- Neurolab Final scheduled flight of Spacelab. Good representation of the science that will be done on the Space Station 7. STS-95 / October 1998 Glenn becomes oldest human in space at age 77 Huge media coverage at launch 8. STS-88 / December 1988 1st ISS assembly mission mates Unity with Zayra 9. STS-93 / July 1999 Chandra Observatory First female shuttle commander Chandra X-Ray Observatory joins NASA great observatories 10. STS-92 / October 2000 100th Shuttle mission to be launched (This information is running in the videofile)

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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 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 October 2, Monday - 9:00 a.m. - STS-92 L-3 Countdown Status Briefing - KSC - 11:00 - 11:15 a.m. - Space Flight Awareness Video Uplink - JSC October 3, Tuesday - 9:00 a.m. - STS-92 L-2 Countdown Status Briefing - KSC - 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Young Astronauts - MSFC - 4:00 p.m. - STS-92 Launch Readiness Press Briefing - KSC October 4, Wednesday - 6:00 - 8:30 a.m. - Largest Ozone Hole Observed Over Antarctica Live News Interviews - GSFC - *8:30 - 10:00 a.m. - Largest Ozone Hole Observed Over Antarctica Live News Interviews continued on GE 2 Transponder 18C) - 9:00 a.m. - STS-92 L-1 Countdown Status Briefing - KSC - 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. - STS-92 Pad Shot - KSC October 5, Thursday - 5:00 - 9:00 a.m. - STS-92 Pad Shot - KSC - 4:00 p.m. - STS-92 Live Coverage and Commentary Begins - KSC - 9:30 p.m. - STS-92 Launch - KSC 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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