Note: This electronic version of Media Advisory 98-21 incorporates additional material released after the original NASA News

Summary was distributed. NASA Daily News Summary For Release: September 1, 1998 Media Advisory 98-21 ***** PRESS BRIEFING SEPT. 3 ON SOHO INVESTIGATION AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) will hold a press conference September 3 to provide the latest information on the recovery of the agencies' Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). The press briefing will begin at 10 a.m. EDT at the NASA Headquarters auditorium, 300 E St. SW, Washington, DC. An audio link will allow questions and answers between ESA representatives and media in Paris, NASA Headquarters and participating NASA centers. Contact: Donald Savage, NASA HQ (phone: 202/358-1547). The full text of this advisory can be found at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/1998/n98-055.txt ***** SCIENTISTS OBSERVE TALL CHIMNEY CLOUD IN HURRICANE BONNIE NASA researchers have obtained compelling images from Hurricane Bonnie showing a storm cloud towering like a mountain, 59,000 feet into the sky from the eye wall. By comparison, the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, is 29,000 feet and the average commercial jet flies at barely one-half the height of Bonnie's cloud tops. Contact: David E. Steitz, NASA HQ (Phone: 202/358-1730); Allen Kenitzer, Goddard Space Flight Center (Phone: 301/2862806). Full text of the release can be found at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1998/98-156.txt Still images illustrating the story have been posted to the Internet at the URL: ftp://pao.gsfc.nasa.gov/newsmedia/bonnie/BONNIE_ART.JPG ***** LADWIG, HEFFERNAN AND GARVER NAMED TO KEY NASA ROLES

NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin has named Alan Ladwig Senior Advisor to the NASA Administrator, Edward Heffernan Associate Administrator for Legislative Affairs, and Lori Garver Acting Associate Administrator for Policy and Plans. Contact: Ray Castillo, NASA HQ, (Phone: 202/358-4555). The full text of this release can be found at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1998/98-157.txt ***** Video File for September 1, 1998 ITEM 1: UNUSUAL CLOUD IN HURRICANE BONNIE - 3-D ANIMATION AND B-ROLL Animation illustrating the news story described above. Contact at Goddard Space Flight Center: Allen Kenitzer 301/286-2806; contact at Headquarters: Dave Steitz 202/3581730. ITEM 2: JOHN GLENN/STS-95 CREW TRAINING New footage of John Glenn and the other members of the STS-95 crew practice climbing into their launch positions. Contact at Johnson Space Center: Eileen Hawley 281/483-5111. The NASA Video File airs at noon, 3, 6, 9 p.m. and midnight Eastern time. For further information, please contact Ray Castillo (phone: 202/358-4555). NASA Television is available on GE-2, transponder 9C at 85 degrees West longitude, with vertical polarization. Frequency is on 3880.0 megahertz, with audio on 6.8 megahertz. The most recent NASA Video File Advisory can be found at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/tv-advisory/nasa-tv.txt ***** UPCOMING LIVE EVENTS CONFERENCE TO REVIEW PROGRESS OF AERONAUTICS PROGRAM NASA will brief industry and the public-at-large on progress in meeting its aeronautics goals at the first conference of this kind to be held on Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH. Contacts: Michael Braukus, NASA HQ, (Phone: 202/358-1979); Lori Rachul, Lewis Research Center, (Phone: 216/433-8806). The full text of this Note to Editors:

ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/1998/n98-054.txt ***** LIVE TELEVISION INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES NEW ESTIMATES FOR ICE ON THE MOON FROM LUNAR PROSPECTOR Live satellite interviews are available with Lunar Prospector Mission Manager Scott Hubbard or Principal Investigator Alan Binder on Thursday, September 3, 1998 from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT and 7 to 9 p.m. EDT, respectively. To book interviews call Ray Castillo at 202/358-4555 (pager 800/7598888 pin # 1250807) or Erin Karle at 650/604-2287. ***** CONTRACT AWARDS NASA contract awards are posted to: http://procurement.nasa.gov/EPS/award.html ***** The NASA Daily News Summary is issued at approximately 2 p.m. Eastern time on business days when news releases, new Video File material or live events are scheduled. Members of the news media who wish to subscribe or unsubscribe from this list, should send an e-mail message to: brian.dunbar@hq.nasa.gov ***** end of daily news summary ****