NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Nov.

19, 1998 Media Advisory 98-79 TODAY'S SUMMARY: * LANDSAT-7 Launch Scheduled For April 15 * NASA Video File for Nov. 19, 1998 ********** LANDSAT-7 LAUNCH SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 15 NASA has selected a new launch date of April 15, 1999, for the Landsat-7 Earth science satellite. The launch, originally scheduled for December 1998, will take place from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA, on a Delta II launch vehicle. The Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM Plus), the science instrument on Landsat-7, will continue a database of high-resolution Earth imagery begun in 1982 by the Landsat-4 thematic mapper. Applications for Landsat-7 imagery will include agricultural crop planning, timber issues in the Northwest, and information about population change and water quality. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC David E. Steitz 202/358-1730. Contact at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD: Lynn Chandler 301/614-5562. Full text available at: ^^^^^ If additional news releases are issued later today, summaries and Internet URLs will be e-mailed to this list. Index of NASA News Releases: **********

VIDEO FILE FOR NOV. 19, 1998 ITEM 1: ZARYA READIES FOR FIRST STATION LAUNCH B-roll and animation shows launch preparations for the Zarya Control Module. B-roll includes shots of the Zarya Module, erection of the Proton launch vehicle, and footage of the Proton on the launch pad. Zarya will be the first piece of the International Space Station to be put into orbit. Launch is scheduled for 1:40 am EST on Nov. 20, 1998, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakstan. Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: James Hartsfield 281/483-5111. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Dwayne Brown 202/358-1726. ITEM 2: NASA ENGINEER GIVES BACK TO ALMA MATER Dr. Sheila Nash-Stevenson, an electronics engineer at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL, is going back to school, as the teacher, not the student. She is one of five NASA employees participating this year in the NASA Administrator's Fellowship Program -- an exchange program for NASA employees and faculty of minority colleges and universities. Dr. Nash-Stevenson is the only AfricanAmerican woman to earn a doctorate degree in physics in the state of Alabama. Contact at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL: Nancy Robinson 256/544-0034. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Beth Schmid 202/358-1760. ITEM 3: PILL TRANSMITTER TO AID FETAL MONITORING (replay) Contact at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA: John Bluck 650-604-5026. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Renee Juhans 202/358-1712.

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