NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Nov.

27, 2000 Media Advisory m00-220 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES Brian Welch, NASA Director of Media Services, Dies

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VIDEO FILE FOR NOV. 27, 2000 Item 1 - Kids, Radio Telescopes and Cassini - JPL Item 2 - STS-97 Crew Training - JSC Item 3 - STS-97 Crew Interviews - JSC UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS

************ NEWS RELEASES ************ Brian Welch, NASA Director of Media Services, Dies Brian D. Welch, a veteran public affairs officer for the space agency and NASA's Director of Media Services, died Friday, Nov. 24, after suffering a heart attack. He was 42. "All of us at NASA are stunned and saddened by this tragic loss," said NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin. "Brian's love and enthusiasm for space flight and exploration was infectious. He approached his job with a passion and a purpose and truly embodied the spirit of this agency." As Director of Media Services, Welch led many of the agency's public outreach efforts. He was responsible for overall agency news operations, NASA Television and the agency's Internet efforts. Full text of the news release can be found at:

ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-187.txt NASA Headquarters contact: Robert Jacobs, (Phone: 202/358-1600) ----------------------------------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 Nov. 27, 2000 Item 1 - Kids, Radio Telescopes and Cassini - JPL Item 2 - STS-97 Crew Training - JSC Item 3 - STS-97 Crew Interviews - JSC ------------------------------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: November 27, Monday 2:00 - 9:00 a.m - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC Noon - 4:30 p.m. - Regular NASA Television Programming (Video File, NASA Gallery, and Education File) - HQ 4:30 p.m. - STS-97 Crew Arrival - KSC 6:00 - Midnight - Regular NASA Television Programming (Video File, NASA Gallery, and Education File) - HQ November 28, Tuesday 2:00 - 7:00 a.m - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. - Texas Students Prepare Biology Experiments for the International Space Station Live News Interviews - MSFC 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC 9:00 a.m. - STS-97 L-2 Countdown Status Briefing - KSC *10:00 - 10:30 a.m. - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC *10:30 a.m. - Expedition I Crew PAO Event with The Discovery Channel - JSC *11:00 a.m. - Noon - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC Noon - 4:00 p.m. - Regular NASA Television Programming (Video File, NASA Gallery, and Education File) - HQ 4:00 p.m. - STS-97 Launch Readiness Review Briefing - KSC 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Kids, Telescopes, and Cassini Live News Interviews - JPL 9:30 - Midnight - Regular NASA Television Programming (Video File, NASA Gallery, and Education File) - HQ November 29, Wednesday 2:00 - 9:00 a.m. - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC 9:00 a.m. - STS-97 L-1 Countdown Status Briefing - KSC 10:00 a.m. - Noon - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC Noon - 4:30 p.m. - Regular NASA Television Programming (Video File, NASA Gallery, and Education File) - HQ 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Frogbot: Mechanical Frog Rover Live News Interviews - JPL 9:00 - Midnight - Regular NASA Television Programming (Video File, NASA Gallery, and Education File) - HQ

November 30, Thursday 2:00 - 5:00 a.m. - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC 5:00 - 9:00 a.m. - STS-97 Pad Shot - KSC 9:00 a.m. - Noon - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC Noon - 5:00 p.m. - Regular NASA Television Programming (Video File, NASA Gallery, and Education File) - HQ 5:00 p.m. - STS-97 Launch Coverage and Commentary Begins - KSC 10:06 p.m. - STS-97 Launch KSC ****************************************************************** *December 1 - December 11 - STS-97 Live Commentary 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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