NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Oct.

26, 1998 Media Advisory 98-060 TODAY'S SUMMARY: * First International Space Station Module Moves to Launch Pad * Crew Members Named for Earth-Mapping Mission, STS-99 * NASA Contributes Technology to War on Cancer * NASA Video File for Oct. 26, 1998 ********** FIRST INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION MODULE MOVES TO LAUNCH PAD The International Space Station today moved to the doorstep of space as the first U.S.-built station component, the Unity connecting module, was moved to the launch pad to be loaded onto the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Endeavour, scheduled for launch on Dec. 3 with an international sixperson crew, will carry Unity to a rendezvous and attachment with the Zarya control module. Zarya is scheduled for launch on a Russian Proton rocket Nov. 20 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakstan. Today's move completes work on Unity in the Kennedy Space Center's Space Station Processing Facility, a special hangar where the module has been undergoing final assembly, checkout and launch preparations since June 1997. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Dwayne Brown 202/358-1726. Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: James Hartsfield 281/483-5111. Contact at Kennedy Space Center, FL: George Diller 407/8672468. Full text available at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1998/98-196.txt ^^^^^

CREW MEMBERS NAMED FOR EARTH-MAPPING MISSION An international cadre of astronauts will support an ambitious mission to map the Earth¹s surface when Endeavour launches on the STS-99 mission in September, 1999. Commander Kevin Kregel, Pilot Dom Gorie, and Mission Specialists Janet Kavandi Ph.D., Janice Voss, Ph.D., Mamoru Mohri, Ph.D., (NASDA) and Gerhard P. J. Thiele (ESA) have been named to the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). During the mission, the crew will use specialized radar equipment and other electronics to map 80 percent of the Earth¹s land mass, extending from the southern tip of Greenland to the northern tip of the Antarctic Circle. Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: Doug Peterson 281/483-5111. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Jennifer McCarter 202/358-1639. Full text available at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1998/98-197.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. 26, 1998 NOTE: Today 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: STS-95 Crew Arrives for Launch (3:00 p.m. replay) Contact at NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL: Joel Wells 407/867-2468. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Dwayne Brown 202/358-1726. Item 2: Discovery/Friendship 7 Animation Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Ray Castillo 202/358-4555. Item 3: Glenn Family Interviews Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: Eileen Hawley 281/483-5111. Item 4: Defense Secretary Cohen Wishes STS-95 Crew Farewell Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: Eileen Hawley 281/483-5111. Item 5: Unity Ready for Flight Animation & B-Roll Includes International Space Station (ISS) animation, Service Module interior & exterior, Soyuz docking with ISS animation, Expedition 1 Soyuz training & Service Module training, ISS Mission Control Center in Moscow, and Zarya

Control Room in Moscow. Contact at NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL: George Diller 407/867-2468. Contacts at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Dwayne Brown 202/358-1726 and Elvia H. Thompson 202/358-1696. Item 6: International Space Station Hardware Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: James Hartsfield 281/483-5111. Contacts at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Dwayne Brown 202/358-1726 and Elvia H. Thompson 202/358-1696. Item 7: STS-95 Live Shot B-Roll Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Ray Castillo 202/358-4555. Item 8: Checking the Pulse of La Nina Contact at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD: Wade Sisler 301/286-6256. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Dave Steitz 202/358-1730. Item 9: 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 10: John Glenn Historical Footage (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, 3:00, 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 ********** 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

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