NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Sept.

29, 2000 Media Advisory m00-187 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES DISCOVERY LIFTOFF SET FOR OCT. 5 TO BEGIN SPACE STATION BUILD-UP

VIDEO

**ALL TIMES EASTERN***

VIDEO FILE FOR SEPT. 29, 2000 UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS

***************************** DISCOVERY LIFTOFF SET FOR OCT. 5 TO BEGIN SPACE STATION BUILDUP NASA managers set Oct. 5 as the launch date for Discovery on a mission that will initiate the heart of construction for the International Space Station (ISS), as the shuttle carries aloft a nine-ton exterior framework and a three-ton docking port to be attached to the complex. After the traditional Flight Readiness Review at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, FL, Oct. 5 was selected for the launch of the 100th Shuttle mission, designated STS-92. Discovery is targeted for a 9:38 p.m. EDT liftoff from Launch Pad 39-A at Kennedy during a launch window no longer than five minutes. The exterior framework, called the Z1 truss, that will be attached to the expanding station will house gyroscopes and communications

equipment that will provide future "balance" for the outpost, as well as enhanced voice and television capability. In addition, a conical mating adapter called Pressurized Mating Adapter 3 will be attached, providing an additional shuttle docking port. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Dwayne Brown (Phone: 202/358-1726) Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: Rob Navias (Phone: 281/483-5111) Contact at NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL: Joel Wells (Phone: 321/867-2468) For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-156.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. 29, 2000 ITEM 1 - USGS Survey: Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater - LaRC (replay) ITEM 2 - The NASA Space Shuttle, narrated by Astronaut Bill Readdy

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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 October 1, Sunday - 7:30 p.m. - STS-92 Crew Arrival - KSC 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 - 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. - 2001: A Mars Odyssey Live News Interviews 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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