NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Oct.

3, 2000 Media Advisory m00-189 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION CREW READY FOR FIRST EXPEDITION NASA SCIENTIST PREDICTS LESS CLIMATE COOLING FROM CLOUDS

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************ NEWS RELEASES ************ INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION CREW READY FOR FIRST EXPEDITION Just weeks away from its historic launch to begin the permanent habitation of the new International Space Station (ISS), the Expedition One crew will hold a pre-launch news conference at 9 a.m. EDT, Monday, Oct. 9, at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. The news conference will be broadcast live on NASA Television, but questions will be limited to reporters in attendance at Star City. The Expedition One crew, comprised of American Commander Bill Shepherd, Soyuz Commander Yuri Gidzenko and Flight Engineer Sergei

Krikalev, is scheduled to launch October 30 on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, from the same launch pad Yuri Gagarin was launched almost 40 years ago to become the first human to fly in space. The crew will dock to the ISS on Nov. 1. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington DC: Debra Rahn (Phone: 202/358-1638) Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: Eileen Hawley (Phone: 281/483-5111) For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/2000/n00-048.txt

---------------------------NASA SCIENTIST PREDICTS LESS CLIMATE COOLING FROM CLOUDS Don't count on clouds to come to the rescue if the Earth's current climate-warming trend continues. That's according to new NASA research published in the October 1st issue of the Journal of Climate. Heating and cooling of the Earth are influenced by cloud cover. Clouds can act as a natural sun shield by reflecting light back into space. But clouds can also coat the skies like a blanket, trapping warmth. Precisely how these competing attributes will change in response to a warmer atmosphere is not well understood. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: David E. Steitz (Phone: 202/358-1730) Contact at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD: Allen Kenitzer (Phone: 301/286-2806) For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-151.txt

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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 ************ Video File for Oct. 3, 2000 NOTE: VIDEO FILE WILL RUN APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS TODAY, WELL INTO THE GALLERY HOUR (Noon - 2 p.m., 3 - 5 p.m., < events - see below>> 6 - 8 p.m., 9 - 11 p.m., midnight - 2 a.m.) ITEM 1 - SNAKE ROBOT MAY AID IN FUTURE EXPLORATIONS - ARC ITEM 2 - 2001: A MARS ODYSSEY - JPL ITEM 3 - NASA SCIENTIST PREDICTS LESS CLIMATE COOLING FROM CLOUDS - GSFC ITEM 4 - HETE-2 FLIES IN SEARCH OF GAMMA RAY BURSTS - GSFC (REPLAY) ITEM 5 - STS-92 ASTRONAUT INTERVIEWS - TRT APPROX. 50:00 ITEM 6 - STS-92 MISSION ANIMATION (REPLAY) - TRT 24:00 NOTE: THE 100TH FLIGHT CLIP REEL 1992-2000 (REPLAY) WILL RUN DURING THE EDUCATION HOUR (2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m., 11 p.m., and 2 a.m. EDT) - TRT - 58:30 DETAILED LOGS OF THE 100TH FLIGHT CLIP REEL 1992-2000 CAN BE FOUND AT: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/tvgallery.html

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************ UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS ************ October 3, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - STS-92 L-2 Countdown Status Briefing - KSC 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Young Astonauts - 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 - JPL 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 9:38 p.m. - STS-92 Launch - KSC October 9, Monday 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Expedition I Crew News Conference - Star City, Russia (via JSC) For a complete list of upcoming live television events, see http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/breaking.html

************ LIVE TELEVISION INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY ************ AVAILABLE 6:00 - 9:30 A.M. EDT THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5 FOR STS- 92 AS SHUTTLE DISCOVERY PREPARES FOR LIFTOFF TO BEGIN SPACE STATION BUILD-UP On October 5 Space Shuttle Discovery begins a mission that will initiate the heart of construction for the International Space Station (ISS). Discovery will carry aloft a nine-ton exterior framework and a three-ton docking port to be attached to the complex. Astronaut Interview Daniel T. Barry (M.D., Ph.D.) a native of South Hadley, MA, and a member of the astronaut corps since 1992 will be available for live television interviews on STS-92 from the Kennedy Space Center, FL, on Thursday, October 5 from 6:00 - 9:30 a.m. EDT. Barry's last spaceflight was on Shuttle Discovery for STS-96 (May 27 to June 6, 1999). During the 10-day mission the crew delivered 4 tons of logistics and supplies to the ISS in preparation for the arrival of the first crew to live on the station. The mission was accomplished in 153 Earth orbits, traveling 4 million miles in 235 hours and 13 minutes. Dr. Barry performed a spacewalk of 7 hours and 55 minute duration. During the 11-day mission of STS-92, the Discovery crew will use the shuttle's robotic arm to attach the framework and mating adapter to the station's Unity module. The other mission specialists will be divided into two space walking teams to conduct four planned space walks to provide electrical and data connectivity between the new components and the existing station modules. Barry will be able to speak to the activities that are planned for STS-92. Discovery's flight will be the final shuttle mission prior to the launch of the first resident, or Expedition, crew to the ISS, which is currently targeted for liftoff on October 30 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Ask Dr. Barry: - How do you prepare for a spacewalk? - What will the STS-92 crew accomplish during four planned spacewalks? - What will life be like on the ISS? To schedule a live shot: To schedule an interview call Fred Brown at 321/867-2537 or 321/867-7765. Or call the Kennedy Space Center Newsroom at 321/867-2468 and leave a message. Live satellite interviews will be available Thursday October 5, from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. EDT. Satellite Coordinates: Telstar 5 - (97 degrees W) (Full) Transponder 11 Vertical Downlink Frequency 11929.0Mhz Audio 6.2/6.8.

----------------------------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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