NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Feb.

4, 1999 Media Advisory m99-025 TODAY'S SUMMARY: AEROSPACE SAFETY ADVISORY PANEL PRESENTS REPORT TO NASA SPACE STATION CREW RETURN VEHICLE TO TAKE FINAL TEST VIDEO FILE FOR FEB. 4, 1999 ^^^^^ AEROSPACE SAFETY ADVISORY PANEL PRESENTS REPORT TO NASA The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) presented its annual report to NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin at 1 p.m. EST today, at NASA Headquarters. Each year, the panel reviews and evaluates current and future NASA programs and activities and reports its findings to the Administrator in a public session. Priority is given to programs that involve the safety of human flight. The ASAP report is available via the World Wide Web at: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/codeq/codeq-1.htm Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Sonja Alexander 202/358-1761. For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/1999/n99-008.txt ^^^^^ SPACE STATION CREW RETURN VEHICLE TO TAKE FINAL TEST NASA will conduct the second and final flight tomorrow of one of the test vehicles in the X-38 Crew Return Vehicle program. The X-38 is an innovative spacecraft design planned for use as a future "lifeboat" for the International Space Station. The test will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m. EST, Friday Feb. 5. The test will be carried live on NASA TV followed by a news conference at 1 p.m. EST.

Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Dwayne C. Brown 202/358-1726. Contact at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA Fred A. Brown 805/258-2663> For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/1999/n99-006.txt ^^^^^ If NASA issues any 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 *********** FEBRUARY 4, 1999 VIDEO FILE PLAYING TODAY: ITEM 1. X-38 ITEM 2. SOLAR WIND ITEM 3. HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE HERITAGE COOL PICTURE OF THE MONTH ITEM 4. X-33 METALLIC HEAT SHIELD DECLARED READY FOR FLIGHT (replay) ITEM 5. RETREAT OF THE WESTERN ANTARCTIC ICE SHEET (replay) ITEM 6. STARDUST MISSION (replay) ITEM 7: EL NINO/LA NINA (replay by special request - noon only) ********** ITEM 1. X-38 B-roll, animation, interviews NASA will conduct the second and final flight of one of the test vehicles in the X-38 Crew Return Vehicle program.

The X-38 is an innovative spacecraft design planned for use as a future "lifeboat" for the International Space Station. The test will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m. EST, Friday Feb. 5. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Dwayne C. Brown 202/358-1726. Contact at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA: Fred A. Brown 805/258-2663. ITEM 2. SOLAR WIND Animation, data visualization, observations, interview Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Donald Savage 202/358-1547. Contact at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD: Bill Steigerwald 301/286-5017. ITEM 3. HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE HERITAGE COOL PICTURE OF THE MONTH Glittering stars and wisps of gas as a backdrop for the self-destruction of a massive star, Supernova 1987A. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Don Savage 202/358-1727. Contact at Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD: Cheryl Gundy 410/338-4707. ITEM 4. X-33 METALLIC HEAT SHIELD DECLARED READY FOR FLIGHT (replay) Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Jim Cast 202/358-1779. Contact at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL: Dom Amatore 256/544-0031. Contact at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, Palmdale, CA: Ron Lindeke 805/572-4153. ITEM 5. RETREAT OF THE WESTERN ANTARCTIC ICE SHEET (replay)

Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: David Steitz 202/358-1730. Contact at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD: Wade Sisler 301/286-6256. ITEM 6. STARDUST MISSION (replay) Contact at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: Mary Beth Murrill 818/354-5011. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Doug Isbell 202/358-1753. ITEM 7: EL NINO/LA NINA (replay by special request - noon only) Contact at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: Mary Hardin 818/354-0344. 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. ^^^^^ 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: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/tv-advisory/nasa-tv.txt For general information on NASA Television, see: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv ********** CONTRACT AWARDS

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