NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Nov.

28, 2000 Media Advisory m00-221 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES Science Team Chosen for Space Interferometry Mission Endeavour Prepares to Unveil a Bright New Star

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VIDEO FILE FOR NOV. 28, 2000 Item 1 - Mechanical Frog Rover - JPL Item 2 - African "River of Smoke" and Climate Change: Early Results from the SAFARI 2000 Mission - GSFC Item 3 - Frosty Craters on Mars - JPL Item 4 - Discovery Channel PAO Event with Expedition I Crew - JSC Item 5 - Kids, Radio Telescopes and Cassini (replay) - JPL Item 6 - STS-97 Crew Training (replay) - JSC Item 7 - STS-97 Animation and B-Roll - JSC Item 8 - STS-97 Crew Interviews (replay) - JSC UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS

************ NEWS RELEASES ************ Science Team Chosen for Space Interferometry Mission NASA has selected a science team for the Space Interferometry Mission (SIM), an innovative space system that will hunt for Earth-sized planets around other stars and provide new insights into the origin and evolution of our Galaxy. The mission, scheduled for launch in 2009, will also precisely measure the locations and distances of stars throughout our Milky Way Galaxy, and study other celestial objects.

Full text of news release at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-178.txt NASA Headquarters Contact: Don Savage (Phone: 202/358-1547) ----------------------------------Endeavour Prepares to Unveil a Bright New Star Space Shuttle Endeavour and its five-member crew this week will open a new chapter in the saga of the International Space Station (ISS) with their launch, now set for 10:06 p.m. EST Nov. 30. On a mission of space-flight firsts, the crew of STS-97 will unveil a new star on the horizon by adding a pair of giant solar wings to the orbiting platform. Endeavour will carry a 17-ton package of immense solar arrays and associated batteries, electronics and cooling equipment to the space station. "When all the solar arrays are fully deployed, they will generate enough power to run 15 average-sized homes on Earth," said W. Michael Hawes, Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Development at NASA Headquarters. "People will be able to look up and see the brightest new star in the sky. Only the Moon and star Sirius will shine brighter." Full text of news release at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-185.txt Headquarters contacts: Dwayne Brown and 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

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VIDEO FILE FOR Nov. 28, 2000 Item 1 - Mechanical Frog Rover - JPL Item 2 - African "River of Smoke" and Climate Change: Early Results from the SAFARI 2000 Mission - GSFC Item 3 - Frosty Craters on Mars - JPL Item 4 - Discovery Channel PAO Event with Expedition I Crew - JSC Item 5 - Kids, Radio Telescopes and Cassini (replay) - JPL Item 6 - STS-97 Crew Training (replay) - JSC Item 7 - STS-97 Animation and B-Roll - JSC Item 8 - STS-97 Crew Interviews (replay) - 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 28, Tuesday 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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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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