NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Dec.

2, 1998 Media Advisory 98-87 TODAY'S SUMMARY: ********** STS-88 Launch Slated for Dec. 3, 1998 Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite Launch Scheduled Engineering and Testing Support To Be Supplied By International Space Station Contract Modification NASA Selects Raytheon STX To Provide Goddard Support NASA Video File for Dec. 2, 1998 ********** STS-88 LAUNCH SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, DEC. 3 Thursday, Dec. 3, STS-88, the first shuttle mission in the assembly of the International Space Station, is slated to launch at approximately 4:00 a.m. ET http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/missions/sts-88/countdown.html ^^^^^ Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite To Study Star Formation NASA's Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite (SWAS) launch is scheduled for this evening at 8:40 p.m. EST. SWAS will gather star-formation data which have remianed invisible from beneath the obscuring effects of the Earth's atmosphere. http://sunland.gsfc.nasa.gov/smex/swas/ If any 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 December 2, 1998

ITEM 1:STS-88 INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION B-ROLL (re-play) Footage includes mission animation detailing the orbital mating of Unity and Zarya, completed Station animation, spacewalkers training in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, past spacewalks, and hardware preparation. Contact at Johnson Space Center: James Hartsfield 281/483-5111 Contact at Headquarters: Dwayne Brown 202/358-1726 ITEM 2: STS-88 CREW INTERVIEWS (replay) Contact at Johnson Space Center: Doug Peterson 281/483-5111 ITEM 3: NASA CAMERAS TO IMPROVE AIRCRAFT LANDING EFFICIENCY (replay) Air traffic controllers are now able to land aircraft more effeciently at San Francisco International Airport thanks to new digital video cameras installed by NASA at the San Carlos airport control tower, some 10 miles away. Contact at Ames Research Center: Mike Mewhinney 650/604-3937 Contact at Headquarters: Mike Braukus 202/358-1979 ITEM 4 NASA NAMES ISS LABORATORY MODULE (replay) Highlights of the ceremony where in Space Station Senior Managers unveiled the name of the U.S. lab module. Contact at Johnson Space Center: James Hartsfield 281/483-5111 Contact at Headquarters: Dwayne Brown 202/358-1726 ^^^^^ 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 ********** CONTRACT AWARDS NASA Selects Raytheon STX To Provide Goddard Support NASA has selected Raytheon STX Corporation of Lanham, MD, to provide routine

data operations, and research and development support for the Space Science Data Operations Office and the National Space Science Data Center at the Foddard space Flight Center Contact at Headquarters: Don Savage 202/358-1547 Full text available at; ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/contract/1998/c98-v.txt ^^^^^ Engineering and Testing Support to be Supplied by International Space Station Contract Modification NASA signed a contract modification with The Boeing Company, Houston, TX to supply additional engineering support and pre-launch testing for the International Space Station, increasing the prime space station contract held by Boeing by $163.4 million. Contact at Headquarters: Jennifer McCarter 202-358-1639 ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/contract/1998/c98-u.txt NASA contract awards are posted to: http://procurement.nasa.gov/EPS/award.html ********** The NASA Daily News Summary is issued at approximately 2:00 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