NASA Daily News Summary For Release: September 2, 1998 Media Advisory 98-22 TODAY'S SUMMARY: -- SOHO News Conference

, Sept. 3 -- Video File for Sept. 2 -- Live Shot Opportunities: Lunar Prospector, on Sept. 3 -- Aeronautics Conference, Oct. 9 ***** 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 for media questions answered by ESA representatives in Parisand staff at 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: ***** VIDEO FILE FOR SEPTEMBER 2, 1998 ITEM 1: VEHICLE ASSEMBLY BUILDING GETS FACELIFT Kennedy Space Center's giant Vehicle Assembly Building is getting a makeover just in time for the John Glenn/STS-95 mission. Painters will use approximately 700 gallons of red, white, and blue paint to cover the building's 73.000 square feet. Contact at Kennedy Space Center: Bruce Buckingham 407-8672468. ITEM 2: UNUSUAL CLOUD IN HURRICANE BONNIE - 3-D ANIMATION AND B-ROLL (replay) Contact at Goddard Space Flight Center: Allen Kenitzer

301/286-2806; contact at Headquarters: Dave Steitz 202/3581730. 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: ***** 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. ***** 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 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). For the full text of this Note to Editors: *****

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