NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Nov.

13, 1998 Media Advisory 98-75 TODAY'S SUMMARY: * Correction To Release 98-202: NASA Astrobiology To Shower Attention On Leonids * NASA Video File for Nov. 13, 1998 ********** CORRECTION TO RELEASE 98-202: NASA ASTROBIOLOGY TO SHOWER ATTENTION ON LEONIDS The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO, is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and operated by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. NCAR was incorrectly identified in the press release as being part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Donald Savage 202/358-1727. Contact at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA: Kathleen Burton 650/604-1731. Full text of release available at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1998/98-202.txt ^^^^^ If 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 NOTE: Due to the number of briefings on NASA TV today, November 13, the Video File will run at 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST.

ITEM 1: MARS 1998 MISSIONS READY TO GO Mars Climate Orbiter, Mars Polar Lander, and Deep Space 2 mission animation and hardware B-roll. The Climate Orbiter is scheduled for launch from Kennedy Space Center on Dec. 10, 1998, with the Polar Lander to follow on Jan. 3, 1999. The Deep Space 2 probes will piggyback on the Polar Lander. Contacts at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: Diane Ainsworth (Mars) or John Watson (DS2) 818-354-5011. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Doug Isbell 202/358-1753. ITEM 2: INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION READY FOR ASSEMBLY NASA is ready to launch the first pieces of the International Space Station. Zarya--the first element--will launch from Baikonur, Kazakstan, on Nov. 20, 1998, with Unity--the second element--following on Dec. 3, 1998, from the Kennedy Space Center. Today's Video File has mission animation and hardware footage. Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: James Hartsfield 281/483-5111. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Dwayne Brown 202/358-1762. ^^^^^ The NASA Video File normally airs at noon, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00 p.m. and midnight Eastern time. 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. Ray Castillo NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: 202/358-4555. The most recent NASA Video File Advisory can be found at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/tv-advisory/nasa-tv.txt **********

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