NASA Daily News Summary For Release: October 9, 1998 Media Advisory 98-47 TODAY'S SUMMARY: NASA And FAA

Join Forces to Improve Safety and Air Traffic New Space Shuttle Press Kit Makes Online Debut NASA Celebrates its 40th Anniversary Through Art Preflight Briefings For STS-95 Mission Set for Oct. 15 NASA Contributes Technology to War on Cancer NASA Video File for Oct. 9, 1998 Upcoming Live Events: Live Television Events Related to STS-95 Aeronautics Conference, Oct. 9 ********** NASA AND FAA JOIN FORCES TO IMPROVE SAFETY AND AIR TRAFFIC NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin and Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Jane F. Garvey today signed an agreement at NASA's Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, OH, that establishes a new partnership in pursuit of improved aviation safety, airspace system efficiency and aircraft environmental concerns. The signing ceremony was part of the "Turning Goals Into Reality Conference," NASA's inaugural report to the aeronautics industry and public-at-large. The report highlights NASA's progress in meeting Goldin's bold objectives for the future in aeronautics and space transportation. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Michael Braukus: 202/358-1979. Contact at NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH: Lori Rachul 216/433-8806 Contact at FAA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Les Dorr 202/267-3461) Full text available at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1998/98-182.txt ^^^^^

NEW SHUTTLE PRESS KIT MAKES ONLINE DEBUT The STS-95 press kit is now online, inaugurating a new service that will enable members of the news media and the public to obtain access to each mission's information earlier and with more detail than ever before. The press kit can be accessed on the World-Wide Web at: http:// www.shuttlepresskit.com. The new online press kit was a collaborative effort between NASA, United Space Alliance and Boeing North American. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Jennifer McCarter 202/358-1639. Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: Eileen Hawley 281/483-5111. Full text available at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/1998/n98-066.txt ^^^^^ NASA CELEBRATES ITS 40th ANNIVERSARY THROUGH ART On Oct. 15, NASA will celebrate its 40th Anniversary at a reception to be held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, where the Agency will launch the newly published book, "NASA and the Exploration of Space." The book is a collaboration between NASA chief historian Roger Launius; curator of the NASA Art Program Bertram Ulrich; and the publishing house of Stewart, Tabori & Chang. Senator John Glenn -- a member of the STS-95 Space Shuttle crew, scheduled to launch in late October -- wrote the foreword to this book, which illustrates NASA's history through art commissioned and/or collected over three decades. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Bertram Ulrich 202/358-1713. Full text available at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/1998/n98-065.txt

^^^^^ PREFLIGHT BRIEFINGS FOR STS-95 MISSION SET FOR OCT. 15 A series of background briefings on the upcoming STS-95 mission, which will feature the return of John Glenn to space and more than 80 scientific experiments investigating mysteries that range from the inner universe of the human body to studies of our own Sun, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15, at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston, TX, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Jennifer McCarter 202/358-1639. Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: Eileen Hawley 281/483-5111. Full text available at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/1998/n98-064.txt ^^^^^ NASA CONTRIBUTES TECHNOLOGY TO WAR ON CANCER In observance of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NASA will release information on new ways aerospace research and technology is helping in the understanding, detection and treatment of all types of cancer. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Terri Hudkins, 202/358-1977. Full text available at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/1998/n98-062.txt Note to Subscribers: A resource list for this story was appended to the news summary dated Oct. 1, 1998. ^^^^^ If any more news releases are issued later today, summaries and Internet URLs will be e-mailed to this list. Index of NASA News Releases: http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1998/index.html

********** VIDEO FILE FOR OCT. 9, 1998 Item 1: STS-95 TCDT "Dress Rehearsal" Highlights (New for 3 p.m.) Highlights from the STS-95 TCDT "Dress Rehearsal," which took place at Kennedy Space Center on Oct. 9, featuring John Glenn and the rest of the STS-95 crew. Contact at NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL: Joel Wells 407/867-2468. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Ray Castillo 202/358-4555. Item 2: Hubble Sees Farthest Galaxy Ever (Replay) Contact at Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD: Ray Villard 410/338-4515. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Don Savage 202/358-1727. Item 3: John Glenn STS-95 Crew Interview - 8/20/98 (replay) Contact at Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: Eileen Hawley 281/483-5111. Item 4: John Glenn History/Training B-Roll (Replay) Contact at Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: Eileen Hawley 281/483-5111. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Ray Castillo 202/358-4555. ^^^^^ The NASA Video File airs at noon, 3, 6, 9 p.m. and midnight Eastern time. For further information, please contact Ray Castillo, 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 Events Related to STS 95: ********** 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 to or unsubscribe from this list should send an e-mail message to: brian.dunbar@hq.nasa.gov ********** END OF DAILY NEWS SUMMARY