NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Nov.

21, 2000 Media Advisory m00-218 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES THE SKY'S THE LIMIT: SCIENCE TEAMS CHOSEN FOR SPACE OBSERVATORY

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VIDEO FILE FOR NOV. 21, 2000 UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS

************ NEWS RELEASES ************ THE SKY'S THE LIMIT: SCIENCE TEAMS CHOSEN FOR SPACE OBSERVATORY Six teams of scientists have been selected to participate in the first new mission of NASA's Origins Program, a project which will seek to answer the questions: Where did we come from? Are we alone? Researchers will make their observations with the new Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), now set for launch in July 2002. The teams will study the formation of galaxies, stars and planet-forming dust disks with the space-based telescope. The teams were chosen from 28 proposals submitted by astronomers worldwide. They make up the SIRTF Legacy Science Program, which will involve American-led teams of scientists from around the world. The six projects comprise more than 3,000 hours of observations, or about half of SIRTF's first year of operation.

Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Donald Savage (Phone: 202/358-1547) For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-184.txt

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************ VIDEO FILE ************ VIDEO FILE FOR Nov. 21, 2000 Item 1 - EO1/SAC C Launch - HQ Item 2 - EO 1/SAC C Pre-launch package - GSFC (replay ) Item 3 - Hale Crater - JPL (replay)

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************ UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS ************ Upcoming Television Events: November 21, Tuesday Noon - 3:30 p.m. - Live Coverage of EO1/SAC C Launch - Vandenberg 1:24 p.m. - EO1/SAC C Launch - Vandenberg 2:24 p.m. - EO1 Spacecraft Separation - Vandenberg 2:54 p.m. - SAC C Spacecraft Separation - Vandenberg 3:14 p.m. - Munin Spacecraft Separation - Vandenberg 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. - NASA Video File 4:00 - Midnight - Regular NASA Television Programming (Video File, NASA Gallery, and Education File) - HQ November 22, Wednesday 2:00 a.m. - Noon - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC Noon - Midnight - Regular NASA Television Programming (Video File, NASA Gallery, and Education File) - HQ November 23, Thursday 2:00 a.m. - Noon - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC Noon - Midnight - ISS (A/G) - JSC November 24, Friday 2:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m. - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC 4:30 p.m. - Midnight - ISS Weekend Audio (A/G) - JSC November 25, Saturday 1:00 a.m. - Midnight - ISS Weekend Audio (A/G) - JSC November 26, Sunday 1:00 a.m. - Midnight - ISS Weekend Audio (A/G) - JSC

For a complete list of upcoming live television events, see http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/breaking.html During Space Shuttle missions, the NASA Television schedule can be found at the following web address: http://ston.jsc.nasa.gov/tvsked/schedule.html

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