NASA Daily News Summary For Release: October 22, 1998 Media Advisory 98-057 TODAY'S SUMMARY: * NASA Selects

Regional Earth Science Applications Centers * Students Will Talk to John Glenn Aboard Discovery * NASA Contributes Technology to War on Cancer * NASA Video File for Oct. 22, 1998 ********** NASA SELECTS REGIONAL EARTH SCIENCE APPLICATIONS CENTERS NASA's Office of Earth Science has selected nine public/private consortia throughout the United States to form seven Regional Earth Science Applications Centers (RESACs). The RESAC program will use NASA's Earth science results, technologies and data products to help resolve issues with regional economic and policy significance and to support regional assessments supporting the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: David E. Steitz 202/358-1730. Full text available at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1998/98-193.txt ^^^^^ STUDENTS WILL TALK TO JOHN GLENN ABOARD DISCOVERY Students at two museums and a high school will have the opportunity to ask questions of STS-95 mission commander Curtis L. Brown Jr. and payload specialist John H. Glenn Jr. aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. The audio-only education event is tentatively scheduled to begin at 12:25 PM EST on Saturday, Oct. 31, and last for 30 minutes. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Beth Schmid 202/358-1760.

Full text available at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1998/98-194.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 additional 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. 22, 1998 NOTE: From October 19 - 26 the video file may run up to 2 hours in length to accommodate all the requests to run John Glenn and STS-95 video. On October 27 - 28, the video file will run around the scheduled briefings. After launch, please check the STS-95 television schedule for the video file run time. Item 1: Hubble Reveals Colorful Galaxy Contact at Space Telescope Institute, Baltimore, MD: Ray Villard 410/338-4514.

Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Don Savage 202/358-1727. Item 2: STS-95 Science Experiments Electronic Nose. Contact at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: Mary Beth Murrill 818/354-6478./ Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Dwayne Brown 202/358-1726. Oyster Toadfish. Contact at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA: Laura Lewis 650/604-2162. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Jennifer McCarter 202/358-1639. Biotech Training, Aerogel Testing, & Glovebox. Contact at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL: Steve Roy 256/544-0034. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Dwayne Brown 202/358-1726. Roaches, Seeds, Spartan Deployment, & Cryogenic Cooling. Contact at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD: Wade Sisler 301/286-6256. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Don Savage 202/358-1727. Item 3: Deep Space One Animation (Replay) Contact at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: John Watson 818/354-5011. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Doug Isbell 202/358-1753. Item 4: Jupiter's Moon Callisto May Hide Salty Ocean (replay) Contact at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: Jane Platt 818/354-5011. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Doug Isbell 202/358-1753.

Item 5: Astronauts Eat In Space (Replay) Footage from STS-59 mission. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Ray Castillo 202/358-4555. Item 6: Glenn STS-95 Training B-Roll (replay)

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