NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Oct. 28, 1998 Media Advisory 98-062 TODAY'S SUMMARY: * Metropolitan L.A.

Under a Slow Squeeze * New Mars Images Show Lava Flow Plates and Active Dunes * NASA Contributes Technology to War on Cancer * NASA Video File for Oct. 28, 1998 * NASA TV Schedule For Space Shuttle Mission STS-95 ********** METROPOLITAN L.A. UNDER A SLOW SQUEEZE Downtown and West Los Angeles are moving toward the San Gabriel Mountains and the metropolitan area in between will be squeezed slowly over the next several thousand years, according to researchers using precise satellite surveying techniques at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, CA. The measurements suggest that new mountains may be forming south of the high San Gabriel Mountains. The results come from the Southern California Integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) Network, an array of 60 GPS receivers that continuously measures the constant, tiny movements of earthquake faults throughout Southern California. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: David E. Steitz 202/358-1730. Contact at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: Mary Hardin 818/354-0344. Full text available at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1998/98-199.txt ^^^^^ NEW MARS IMAGES SHOW LAVA FLOW PLATES AND ACTIVE DUNES The latest images from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft show giant plates of solidified volcanic lava, and

evidence for active dunes near the planet's north pole with sands that have hopped or rolled across the surface in recent months. The images will be presented on Thursday, October 29, by members of the mission science team at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Toronto, Canada. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Douglas Isbell 202/358-1547. Contact at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: Diane Ainsworth 818/354-5011. Full text available at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1998/98-200.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. 28, 1998

NOTE: There will be no 6:00 and no 9:00 p.m. videofile today. NOTE: The video file today will run around the scheduled briefings. After launch, please check the STS-95 television schedule for the video file run time. Item 1: New Mars Images Show Active Sand Dunes The latest images from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft show giant plates of solidified volcanic lava, and evidence for active dunes near the planet's north pole with sands that have hopped or rolled across the surface in recent months. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Douglas Isbell 202/358-1547. Contact at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: Diane Ainsworth 818/354-5011. Item 2: L-2 Crew Activity Video (3:00 p.m. ONLY) Contact at NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL: Joel Wells 407/867-2468. Item 3: Discovery/Friendship 7 Animation Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Ray Castillo 202/358-4555. Item 4: Glenn Family Interviews Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: Eileen Hawley 281/483-5111. Item 5: STS-95 Science Experiments (Replay) Protein Crystal Growth. 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. Flavors, Fragrances & Food. 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. 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. ^^^^^ NOTE: There will be no 6:00 and no 9:00 p.m. videofile today. The NASA Video File normally airs at noon, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00 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 ^^^^^ NASA TV SCHEDULE FOR SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION STS-95 The NASA TV schedule for STS-95, covering Oct. 26 through Nov. 7 is available at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/tv-advisory/sts95.txt

For further information, please contact Ray Castillo 202/3584555, or Elvia H. Thompson 202/358-1696 at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC. ********** 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