NASA Daily News Summary For Release: March 12, 1999 Media Advisory m99-050 ***** Summary -- News release

: Shuttle Veterans Complete Hubble Servicing Crew -- News release: NASA Selects Top Inventions of the Year -- Video file for March 12 ***** News Releases for March 12, 1999 SHUTTLE VETERANS COMPLETE HUBBLE SERVICING CREW NASA has named two veteran astronauts and a first-time flyer to the crew that will pay an early visit to the Hubble Space Telescope this October. Four experienced space walkers already have been training for the mission, designated STS103, a nine-day flight to service and maintain the Hubble Space Telescope. Commander Curtis L. Brown, Pilot Scott J. Kelly and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy will join space walkers Steven L. Smith, C. Michael Foale, John M. Grunsfeld and ESA astronaut Claude Nicollier. Contact at Headquarters: Jennifer McCarter, 202/358-1638; Contact at Johnson Space Center: Doug Peterson, 281/483-5111. Full text of the release: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1999/99-041.txt ***** NASA SELECTS TOP INVENTIONS OF THE YEAR The inventor of a device that helps stabilize NASA spacecraft has been selected to receive the NASA Government Inventor of the Year Award. The NASA selection committee also chose a high temperature resin material that can be used both as a glue that holds fibers together and as an adhesive

in a variety of aerospace and commercial applications to receive the NASA Commercial Invention of the Year. Contact at Headquarters: Sonja Alexander,202/358-1761; Contact at Goddard Space Flight Center: Lynn Jenner, 301/2860045; Contact at Langley Research Center: Keith Henry, 757/8646120. Full text of the release: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1999/99-042.txt 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 11, 1999 ITEM 1. FLU RESEARCH (replay) ITEM 1A. FLU CRYSTALS; CRYSTAL GROWTH IN SPACE (time lapse) ITEM 1B. FLU RESEARCHERS AT WORK ITEM 1C. INTERVIEW - DR. LARRY DELUCAS, RESEARCHER UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM ITEM 1D. INTERVIEW - DR. CHARLIE BUGG, CEO BIOCRYST PHARMACEUTICALS Contact at Headquarters: Renee Juhans, 202/358-1712. Contact at Marshall Space Flight Center: Steve Roy, 256-5446535. The NASA Video File airs at noon, 3, 6, 9 p.m. and midnight

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