NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Nov.

3, 2000 Media Advisory m00-207 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES UNIQUE SATELLITE DUO ON TARGET FOR NOV. 18 LAUNCH NASA'S CHANDRA CAPTURES TELLING GAMMA-RAY AFTERGLOW

VIDEO

**ALL TIMES EASTERN***

VIDEO FILE FOR NOV. 3, 2000 UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS

************ NEWS RELEASES ************ UNIQUE SATELLITE DUO ON TARGET FOR NOV. 18 LAUNCH NASA is set to embark on a mission that could change the way we look at satellite technology, as well as change the way we look at the Earth. Launch for this important satellite duo is scheduled Nov. 18 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA. The Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) satellite and SAC-C, an international cooperative mission between NASA and the Argentine Commission on Space Activities (CONAE) are scheduled to soar into orbit at 1:24 p.m. EST. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: David E. Steitz (Phone: 202/358-1730) Contact at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center , Greenbelt, MD: Lynn

Chandler (Phone: 301/614-5562) Contact at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center , Greenbelt, MD: Nancy Neal (Phone: 301/286-0039) For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-174.txt

----------------------------------NASA'S CHANDRA CAPTURES TELLING GAMMA-RAY AFTERGLOW The Chandra Observatory's sharp-eyed X-ray vision has detected something never before seen. The discovery may help find the origin of what many researchers believe are the most powerful explosions in the Universe. The clues are found in the afterglow of a gamma-ray burst (GRB), and could strengthen the case for a "hypernova" model, where massive collapsed stars generate these mysterious blasts of high-energy radiation. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Dolores Beasley (Phone: 202/358-1753) Contact at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL: Steve Roy (Phone: 256/544-6535) Contact at Chandra X-ray Center, Cambridge, MA: Megan Watzke (Phone: 617/496-7998) For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-173.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

************ VIDEO FILE ************ VIDEO FILE FOR Nov. 3, 2000 ITEM 1 - EO-1 PRE-LAUNCH PACKAGE - GSFC REPLAYS ITEM 2 - EXPEDITION I DOCKING AND HATCH OPENING - JSC ITEM 3 - EXPEDITION I ANIMATION AND LATEST FOOTAGE OF ISS (STS-92) - JSC ITEM 4 - ISS TOUR - JSC ITEM 5 - X-38 FLIGHT TEST - DFRC ITEM 6 - DISCOVERY FERRIED TO KSC ITEM 7 - HUBBLE HERITAGE IMAGE: GALAXY COLLISION - STSCI ITEM 8 - ISS: A TAPESTRY OF VOICES (VIDEO) - EMOTION STUDIOS ------------------------------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 ************

Upcoming Television Events: Note: The timing for some of these events is approximate. Refer to NASA TV for updates. November 3, Friday - 1:00 a.m. - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC - 1:49 a.m. - ISS Planning Conference - JSC - 2:00 a.m. - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC - 4:00 a.m. - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC - 6:00 a.m. - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC - 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. - Telemundo Live News Interviews - LaRC (GE2 Transponder 5) - 8:00 a.m. - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC - 10:00 a.m. - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC - 11:00 a.m. - EO1/SAC C Prelaunch Press Briefing - HQ Noon - NASA Video File - HQ - 1:00 p.m. - EO1/SAC C Prelaunch Press Briefing (replay) - HQ - 2:30 p.m. - ISS Expedition I Commentary (Crew sleep begins) - JSC - 3:00 p.m. - NASA Video File - HQ - 4:30 p.m. - Expedition I Mission Status Briefing - JSC - 5:00 p.m. - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC - 6:00 p.m. - NASA Video File - HQ - 7:00 p.m. - EO1/SAC C Prelaunch Press Briefing (replay) - HQ - 8:00 p.m. - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC - 9:00 p.m. - NASA Video File - HQ - 9:45 a.m. - ISS Expedition I Commentary (Crew Wake Up) - JSC - Midnight - NASA Video File - HQ ***Note: MCC-Houston will conduct periodic mission updates throughout the evening and into the morning. November 4, Saturday - 1:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC ***Note: MCC-Houston will conduct periodic mission updates throughout the evening and into the morning. November 5, Sunday

- *11:00 P.M. - Midnight - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC November 6, Monday - Midnight - Noon - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC - *5:01 - 5:12 a.m. - Expedition I Crew Status Report (first ISS Public Affairs Event) - MCC-M (via JSC) - Noon - 11:00 p.m. - Regular NASA Television Programming (Video File, NASA Gallery, and Education File) - HQ - 11:00 p.m. - Midnight - ISS Expedition I Commentary - 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/

*****************************

Contract Awards Contract awards are posted to the NASA Acquisition information Service Web site: http://procurement.nasa.gov/EPS/award.html

***************************** The NASA Daily News Summary is issued each business day at approximately 2 p.m. Eastern time. Members of the media who wish to subscribe or unsubscribe from this list, please send e-mail message to: Brian.Dunbar@hq.nasa.gov

***************************** end of daily news summary