NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Dec.

19, 2000 Media Advisory m00-232 SUMMARY NASA TO DISCUSS RESTRUCTURED OUTER PLANET PROGRAM

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VIDEO FILE FOR DEC. 19, 2000 UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS

************ NEWS RELEASES ************ NASA TO DISCUSS RESTRUCTURED OUTER PLANET PROGRAM Dr. Ed Weiler, NASA Associate Administrator for the Office of Space Science, will brief reporters on the Agency's decision for restructuring the Outer Planet Program, which includes the PlutoKuiper Express and the Europa Orbiter missions, during a teleconference set for Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. EST. This announcement comes three months after an order was issued to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, to stop work on the Pluto project due to unacceptably large cost overruns. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Donald Savage (Phone: 202/358-1547) For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/2000/n00-063.txt

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************ VIDEO FILE ************ VIDEO FILE FOR DEC. 19, 2000 ITEM 1 - EXPEDITION I PAO EVENT - JSC ITEM 2 - FIRST IMAGES FROM EO-1 SATELLITE - GSFC ITEM 3 - ASTER -JPL ITEM 4 - NEW GALILEO IMAGES OF JOVIAN MOON GANYMEDE HINT AT WATER ICE - JPL (REPLAY) ITEM 5 - SPACE AGE LIGHT HEALS WOUNDS (LED DEVICE) - MSFC (REPLAY) ITEM 6 - TROPICAL RAINFALL MISSION PRODUCES FIRST GLOBAL RAINFALL MAPS - GSFC (REPLAY)

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************ UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS ************ Upcoming Television Events: December 19, Tuesday - *7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Expedition I Live Coverage and Commentary - JSC - *10:40 - 11:03 a.m. - Expedition I PAO Event - JSC - *11:05 a.m. - Noon - Expedition I Live Coverage and Commentary - JSC December 20, Wednesday - *7:00 a.m. - Noon - Expedition I Live Coverage and Commentary - JSC - 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Aster Live News Interviews - JPL December 21, Thursday - *7:00 - 5:30 a.m. - Expedition I Live Coverage and Commentary - JSC - *5:45 - 11:00 a.m. - Solar Max: "In the Heart of The Storms" Live News Interviews - GSFC - *11:00 - 11:20 a.m. - Expedition I Christmas Message - JSC - *11:20 a.m. - Noon - Expedition I Live Coverage and Commentary - JSC - 2:00 p.m. - Solar Max: "In the Heart of The Storms" Space Science Update - HQ - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Cassini Live News Interviews with KOCE - JPL - 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Expedition I Status Briefing - JSC December 22, Friday - 6:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Astrobiology Results From Alaska, Antarctica, and Siberia Live News Interviews - MSFC - 10:00 a.m. - Noon - Expedition I Live Coverage and Commentary - JSC

December 23, Saturday - 1:00 a.m. - Midnight - ISS Weekend Audio (A/G) - JSC December 24, Sunday - 1:00 a.m. - Midnight - ISS Weekend Audio (A/G) - JSC December 25, Monday - 1:00 a.m. - Midnight - ISS Holiday Audio (A/G) - JSC December 26, Tuesday - *7:00 a.m. - Noon - Expedition I Live Coverage and Commentary - JSC - *TBD - Progress Redocking to the International Space Station - 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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