NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Oct.

24, 2000 Media Advisory m00-200 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES SPACECRAFT DOUBLE-TEAM THE KING OF PLANETS TWIN ENGINE TESTS FOR X-33 TAKE SHAPE IN MISSISSIPPI NASA AWARDS SUPPORT SERVICES CONTRACT TO MARYLAND FIRM NASA TELEVISION TO BROADAST LAUNCH AND DOCKING OF FIRST SPACE STATION RESIDENT CREW

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************ NEWS RELEASES ************ SPACECRAFT DOUBLE-TEAM THE KING OF PLANETS Two NASA spacecraft are teaming up to scrutinize Jupiter during the next few months to gain a better understanding of the planet's stormy atmosphere, diverse moons, faint rings and vast bubble of electrically charged gas. The joint studies of the solar system's largest planet by the Galileo and Cassini spacecraft will also resemble the passing of a baton from the durable veteran to the promising rookie, say

mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA. Don Savage Headquarters, Washington, DC (Phone: 202/358-1547) Guy Webster Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA (Phone: 818/354-6278) For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-168.txt

--------------------------------TWIN ENGINE TESTS FOR X-33 TAKE SHAPE IN MISSISSIPPI Two unique engines designed to propel America's X-33 into high-speed, suborbital flight in 2003 have been mounted side by side in a Mississippi test stand for qualification firings, now slated for later this year. At NASA's Stennis Space Center, MS, tandem test firings of X-33's Linear Aerospike XRS-2200 engines will begin with short bursts and will eventually lead to full firings for durations needed to send the unpiloted vehicle from a launch pad in California to landings in either Utah or Montana. Jim Cast Headquarters, Washington, DC (Phone: 202/358-1779) Dom Amatore Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL (Phone: 256/544-0031) Dan Beck Boeing Rocketdyne, Canoga Park, CA (Phone: 818/586-4572)

Paul Foerman Stennis Space Center, MS (Phone: 228/688-1880) For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-169.txt

--------------------------------NASA AWARDS SUPPORT SERVICES CONTRACT TO MARYLAND FIRM NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, has selected Swales and Associates, Inc., of Beltsville, MD, to provide research and development, as well as engineering, support services. The contract is valued at a maximum of $240 million over the next five years. Specific work areas include support in full-spectrum aerodynamics, gas dynamics, fluid dynamics, aerothermodynamics, acoustics and aeroacoustics, metallic and non-metallic structures and materials, and space and airborne systems. Work is expected to begin January 2, 2001, and will be performed primarily on-site at Langley. Michael Braukus Headquarters, Washington, DC (Phone: 202/358-1979) Marny Skora Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA (Phone: 757/864-6124) For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/contracts/2000/c00-o.txt

--------------------------------NASA TELEVISION TO BROADAST LAUNCH AND DOCKING OF FIRST

SPACE STATION RESIDENT CREW NASA Television plans extensive coverage of the launch and docking of the vehicle carrying the first resident crew to live aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The crew, Expedition One Commander Bill Shepherd, Soyuz Commander Yuri Gidzenko and Flight Engineer Sergei Krikalev, is scheduled for launch at approximately 2:53 a.m. EST, Oct. 31, atop a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch initiates a two-day flight to the station, culminating in a docking on Nov. 2. Once docked to the new facility, the crewmembers will begin a four-month stay, beginning the permanent occupancy of the international complex. Dwayne Brown Headquarters, Washington DC (Phone: 202/358-1726) Eileen Hawley Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX (Phone: 281/483-5111) For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/ntoe2edt/2000/n00-051.txt

--------------------------------If NASA issues any news releases later today, we will e-mail 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

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THE NASA TV VIDEO FILE AIRED ONLY AT 12:00 P.M. EDT TODAY ITEM 1 - EXPEDITION I PRELAUNCH VIDEO FEED #1- JSC (REPLAY) ITEM 2 - NASA SYSTEM COULD HELP STOP RUNWAY ACCIDENTS LARC ITEM 3 - CASSINI AND GALILEO JOINT OBSERVATION OF JUPITER - JPL ****Note:**** During Space Shuttle missions, the NASA Television schedule can be found at the following web address: http://ston.jsc.nasa.gov/tvsked/schedule.html

------------------------------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. ****Note:**** During Space Shuttle missions, the NASA Television schedule can be found at the following web address: http://ston.jsc.nasa.gov/tvsked/schedule.html

************ UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS ************ October 23, Tuesday - *TBD - STS-92 Landing (check http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/nasatv/schedule. html) *Landing + 30 minutes - Post-Landing Press Briefing - JSC October 25, Wednesday

- 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Expedition I Refresher Briefing - JSC - 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Cassini/Galileo Look at Jupiter Live News Interviews - JPL October 26, Thursday - 6:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Education Services Provided By NASA Website 'science.nasa.gov' Live News Interviews - MSFC - 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Inspection 2000 Live News Interviews - JSC October 27, Friday - 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. - From the Outer Planets to the Inner Cities Live News Interviews - JPL October 30, Monday - 5:00 a.m. - Expedition I Crew Launch News Conference (recorded earlier on 10/30/00) - Baikonur, Kazakhstan (via JSC) - 8:00 a.m. - Expedition I Crew Launch News Conference (replay) - JSC - 10:00 a.m. - Expedition I Crew Launch News Conference (replay) - JSC During Space Shuttle missions, the NASA Television schedule can be found at the following web address: http://ston.jsc.nasa.gov/tvsked/schedule.html 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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