NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Feb.

5, 1999 Media Advisory m99-026 TODAY'S SUMMARY: FEB. 9 SPACE SCIENCE UPDATE TO FEATURE HUBBLE'S BEST LOOK AT PLANETARY BIRTH TV SCHEDULING NOTES VIDEO FILE FOR FEB. 5, 1999 ^^^^^ FEB. 9 SPACE SCIENCE UPDATE TO FEATURE HUBBLE'S BEST LOOK AT PLANETARY BIRTH NOTE -- Local media angles: * NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech, Pasadena, CA * University of Arizona, Steward Observatory, Tucson, AZ * Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD * NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD Dramatic new Hubble Space Telescope images of eerie edge-on disks of dust encircling young stars will be the topic of the next Space Science Update (SSU) on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999. Entitled "Dusty Disks, the Builders of Worlds," the SSU will be held at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, and broadcast live on NASA Television. The panelists will discuss the latest findings and the clearest views to date of planetary construction zones. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Don Savage 202/358-1547. Contact at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD: Nancy Neal 301/286-0039. Contact at Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD: Ray Villard 410/338-4514. For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/1999/n99-007.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 *********** TV SCHEDULING NOTES AND VIDEO FILE TV SCHEDULING NOTES: Stardust Mission Pre-Launch Press Conference originally scheduled to air live today at 2:00 pm EST from the Kennedy Space Center has been postponed to 5:00 pm EST today. X-38 Drop Test originally scheduled to air live today has been postponed due to weather conditions. A scheduling update will follow. X-38 Drop Test Briefing scheduled to air live today has also been postponed. VIDEO FILE PLAYING TODAY: ITEM 1. X-38 FLIGHT TEST (replay) ITEM 2. SOLAR WIND (replay) ITEM 3. HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE HERITAGE COOL PICTURE OF THE MONTH (replay) ITEM 4: STARDUST MISSION (replay) ITEM 5: MARS FLYER (Special Request replay) ********** ITEM 1. X-38 (replay) Note: Local media angle: * NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA * NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

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 (replay) Note: Local media angle: * Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO * NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 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 (replay) 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. 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 5: MARS FLYER (Special Request replay) Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Doug Isbell 202/358-1753. ^^^^^ 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

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