NASA Daily News Summary For Release: March 8, 1999 Media Advisory m99-046 ***** Summary -- News release

on forum highlighting Spacelab missions -- Video file for March 8 -- Media briefing on predicting solar eruptions, March 9 -- Live interview opportunities for solar eruption story, March 9 ***** News Releases for March 8 NASA TO COMMEMORATE SPACELAB: A BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE NASA is sponsoring a forum highlighting the history and science accomplishments of the Spacelab series of Space Shuttle missions, which took place from 1981 - 1998. The forum will be held March 10-11, 1999, at the National Research Council, 2100 C Street, NW, Washington, DC. Contact: Renee Juhans 202/358-1712. Full text of the release: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/1999/99-14 If NASA issues any news releases later today, we will e-mail summaries and Internet URLs to this list. Index of 1999 NASA News Releases: http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1999/index.html ***** Contract Awards Contract awards are posted to the NASA Acquisition Information Service Web site: http://procurement.nasa.gov/EPS/award.html

***** Video File for March 8, 1999 ITEM 1: X-38 FLIGHT TEST (replay) Contact at Headquarters: Dwayne C. Brown, 202/358-1726; contact at Dryden Flight Research Center: Fred A. Brown, 805/258-2663; contact at Johnson Space Center: James Hartsfield, 281/483-5111. ITEM : X-33 Launch Site Completed (replay) Contact at Headquarters: Jim Cast 202/358-1779; contact at Dryden Flight Research Center: Fred Brown 805/258-2663; contact at Marshall Space Flight Center: Dom Amatore 256/5440031. The NASA Video File airs at noon, 3, 6, 9 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 at 6.8 megahertz. The full text of the most recent NASA Video File Advisory can be found at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/tv-advisory/nasa-tv.txt ***** Upcoming Live Events: Media briefing on predicting solar eruptions March 9, 1:00 2:00 p.m. EST, Headquarters, Washington, DC. Scientists will announce potential tool for forecasting enormous and violent explosions on the Sun's outer atmosphere. The explosions, called coronal mass ejections, are as powerful as billions of nuclear explosions and can affect radio communications, electrical power systems and satellites orbiting Earth. Headquarters contact: Donald Savage, 202/358-1547; Goddard Space Flight Center contact: Bill Steigerwald, 301/286-5017; Montana State University contact: Annette Trinity Stevens,

406/994-5607. Full text of the advisory can be found at: ftp://ft p.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/1999/n99-013.txt ***** Upcoming Live Television Interview Opportunities: Solar eruption story March 9, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST Research into predicting the largest and most disruptive solar eruptions. Talent: Mr. Richard Canfield, Montana State University, and Ms. Sarah Gibson, University of Cambridge, England. To book a time, call Deanna Corridon or Wade Sisler (301/286-0041 or 301/286-6256, pager, 888/474-0915 pager or 888-474-0914). ***** The NASA Daily News Summary is issued each business day at approximately 2 p.m. Eastern time. Members of the media who wish to subscribe or unsubscribe from this list, please send e-mail message to: Brian.Dunbar@hq.nasa.gov ***** end of daily news summary *****