NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Dec.

1, 2000 Media Advisory m00-223 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES MAJOR MARS DISCOVERY TO BE ANNOUNCED AT DEC. 7 SCIENCE BRIEFING

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************ NEWS RELEASES ************ MAJOR MARS DISCOVERY TO BE ANNOUNCED AT DEC. 7 SCIENCE BRIEFING Imaging scientists Dr. Michael Malin and Dr. Ken Edgett from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft will present what they describe as their most significant discovery yet at a Space Science Update at 2:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 7. Their findings are being published in the December 8 issue of Science Magazine. This science update will be held in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St., S.W., Washington, DC, and will be carried live on Telstar 5, transponder 11. The Ku-band satellite is located 97 degrees West longitude with a downlink frequency of 11929 MHz, vertical polarity. Please note that, due to coverage of the ongoing Shuttle mission, NASA Television does not expect to carry this briefing, and two-

way question-and-answer capability from agency centers will not be available. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Donald Savage (Phone: 202/358-1727) Contact at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: Mary Hardin (Phone: 818/354-0344) For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/2000/n00-058.txt

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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: December 1 - December 11 - STS-97 Live Commentary - JSC December 7, Thursday - 2:00 p.m. - Space Science Update - HQ (this briefing will be carried on a commercial satellite TBD) December 11, Monday - 5:58 p.m. - STS-97 Landing 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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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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