NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Jan.

21, 1999 Media Advisory m99-013 TODAY'S SUMMARY: NASA SCIENTISTS, ENGINEERS WILL TALK TO STUDENTS ON THE INTERNET DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH VIDEO FILE FOR JAN. 21, 1999 ITEM 1: NEAR EARTH ASTEROID RENDEZVOUS (NEAR) MISSION EROS FLY-BY VIDEO ITEM 2: SPECIAL REQUEST VIDEO FILE FEEDS ********** NASA SCIENTISTS, ENGINEERS WILL TALK TO STUDENTS ON THE INTERNET DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH NASA experts will be virtually in homes and classrooms around the world next month in on-line "chats" during Black History Month. Students from around the world will get the opportunity to ask questions of NASA's African-American scientists, engineers and others over the Internet, beginning on Feb. 2. The chat sessions begin with Dr. Aprille EricssonJackson, an aerospace engineer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. Scheduled participants include a NASA nutritionist, an aerospace engineer and an operations specialist from mission control at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Sonja Alexander 202/358-1761. Contact at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA: John Bluck 650/604-5026. For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1999/99-005.txt

^^^^^ If NASA issues additional news releases later today, we will e-mail summaries and Internet URLs to this list. Index of 1998 NASA News Releases: http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1998/index.html Index of 1999 NASA News Releases: http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1999/index.html ********** NASA VIDEO FILE FOR JAN. 21, 1999 ITEM 1: NEAR EARTH ASTEROID RENDEZVOUS (NEAR) MISSION EROS FLY-BY VIDEO Close-up views of asteroid Eros taken from NEAR spacecraft as it flew by Eros at distance of 2320-7150 miles from surface in late December. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Donald Savage 202/358-1727. Contact at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD: Ben Walker 240 228-6792. ITEM 2: SPECIAL REQUEST VIDEO FILE FEEDS Chandra X-ray Observatory - Hardware, Animation, B-Roll (replay) Fourth United States Microgravity Payload (USMP-4), STS-87, 11/19/77-12/5/77 - historical footage (replay) ^^^^^ NASA normally airs the Video File 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. For the most recent NASA Video File Advisory, see:

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