NASA Daily News Summary For Release: October 23, 1998 Media Advisory 98-059 TODAY'S SUMMARY: * NASA Helps

"Hot" Cities Cool Down * NASA Contributes Technology to War on Cancer * NASA Video File for Oct. 23, 1998 ********** NASA HELPS "HOT" CITIES COOL DOWN Environmental planning for the 2002 Olympic games, strategies to reduce ozone levels, focused tree-planting programs and identification of cool roofs are early spinoffs from a NASA urban study just concluding in three U.S. cities. Researchers from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, flew a thermal camera mounted on a NASA aircraft over Baton Rouge, LA; Sacramento, CA; and Salt Lake City, UT. The thermal camera took each city's temperature and produced an image that pinpoints the cities' "hot spots." The researchers are using the images to study which city surfaces contribute to bubble-like accumulations of hot air, called urban heat islands. The bubbles of hot air develop over cities as naturally vegetated surfaces are replaced with asphalt, concrete, rooftops and other man-made materials. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: David E. Steitz 202/358-1730. Contact at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL: Tim Tyson 256/544-0994. Full text available at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1998/98-195.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. 23, 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: Pegasus Hypersonic Experiment Contact at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA: Fred Brown 805/258-2663. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Jim Cast 202/358-1779. Item 2: Deep Space 1 (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 3: Hubble Reveals Colorful Galaxy (Replay) Contact at Space Telescope Institute, Baltimore, MD: Ray Villard 410/338-4514. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Don Savage 202/358-1727. Item 4: STS-95 Science Experiments (Replay) 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 5: EVA from STS-86 (Replay) Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Ray Castillo 202/358-4555. Item 6: STS-95 Astronaut Interviews (Replay) Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston TX: Eileen Hawley 281/483-5111.

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