NASA Daily News Summary For Release: October 8, 1998 Media Advisory 98-46 TODAY'S SUMMARY: Hubble Goes to the

Limit in Search of Farthest Galaxies NASA Unveils "Superstars of Modern Aeronautics" Painting Conference Reviews Progress of NASA Aeronautics Program Preflight Briefings For STS-95 Mission Set for Oct. 15 NASA Contributes Technology to War on Cancer NASA Video File for Oct. 8, 1998 Upcoming Live Events: Live Television Events Related to STS-95 Aeronautics Conference, Oct. 9 ********** HUBBLE GOES TO THE LIMIT IN SEARCH OF FARTHEST GALAXIES Stretching the vision of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope farther across space and further back into time than ever before, astronomers have peered into a previously unseen realm of the universe. A "long exposure" infrared image taken with Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) has uncovered the faintest galaxies ever seen. Astronomers believe some of these galaxies could be over 12 billion light-years away (depending on cosmological models) making them the farthest objects ever seen. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Don Savage 202/358-1547. Contact at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD: Bill Steigerwald 301/286-5017. Contact at Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD: Ray Villard 410/338-4514. Full text available at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1998/98-179.txt ^^^^^

NASA UNVEILS "SUPERSTARS OF MODERN AERONAUTICS" PAINTING Twelve NASA scientists and engineers, selected as "Superstars of Modern Aeronautics," were recognized today in a special ceremony at NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, where a painting portraying their images was unveiled. The painting, by artist Alexander Bostic, was created to highlight NASA's Aeronautics program and to recognize a few of the many talented individuals who have contributed to the excellence of the United States' civil and military aircraft and air transportation system. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Michael Braukus: 202/358-1979. Contact at NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH: Lori Rachul 216/433-8806 Full text available at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1998/98-181.txt ^^^^^ CONFERENCE REVIEWS PROGRESS OF NASA AERONAUTICS PROGRAM One year ago, NASA set ten bold aeronautics and space transportation goals that will have a dramatic impact on the United States into the 21st Century. On Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, will host the inaugural "Turning Goals Into Reality" conference to present the progress being made toward those goals. NASA representatives, university and industry partners, who developed the ten outcome-based goals, along with airlines, aircraft maintenance companies, air cargo firms and other government organizations, will come together to review and assess NASA's technology programs, partnerships and overall progress. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Michael Braukus: 202/358-1979. Contact at NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH: Lori Rachul 216/433-8806 Full text available at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1998/98-180.txt

The conference will be cybercast live through NASA's Learning Technologies Channel. See: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/Itc/lewis/tgir/index.html Additional activities, NASA Facts, educational resources and the Aeronautics and Space Transportation Technology Annual Progress Report 1997-98, can be found on the conference Web site: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/aero/conf98/ ^^^^^ 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. 8, 1998 NOTE: NASA TV will carry the TCDT Pad Question and Answer session live at approximately 1:15 p.m. EDT. This event will be replayed at 3 p.m. EDT on the video file. Item 1: Hubble Sees Farthest Galaxy Ever Hubble animation of the farthest galaxy ever viewed. 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 2: John Glenn STS-95 Crew Interview - 8/20/98 (replay) Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: Eileen Hawley 281/483-5111. Item 3: John Glenn History/Training B-Roll (Replay) Contact at NASA 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: Oct. 8, Thursday 10 - 10:55 a.m. EDT -- STS-95 NASA Test Director press conference -- KSC 1:15 p.m. EDT -- STS-95 Crew Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test -- KSC (Questions from local media from the launch pad) Oct. 9, Friday 5:30 - 11 a.m. -- STS 95 TCDT Crew Activities (Breakfast, walkout, strap-in) -- KSC ********** 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