NASA Daily News Summary For Release: March 25, 1999 Media Advisory m99-059 ***** Summary -- Video File

for March 25: NASA at Lakota Sioux Gathering -- Media Opportunity: Future of Aerospace ***** There are no news releases scheduled for March 25, 1999. 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: ***** Video File for March 25, 1999 ITEM 1. NASA at Lakota Sioux Gathering In a unique marriage of high-tech science and traditional Native American teachings, NASA science educators and the Lakota Nation welcomed the arrival of spring and exchanged knowledge of the stars in the Black Hills of South Dakota on March 19-21. NASA educators' purpose was to excite the Lakota youth about NASA space science. During the event, Lakota elders shared their traditional star teachings through talking circles, singing and dancing, while the NASA science educators hosted a star-watching session and hands-on, interactive astronomy lessons. Contact at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Jane Platt, 818/354-5011. 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: ***** Media Opportunity: Future of Aerospace Reporters will have an opportunity to interview aerospace leaders March 26 about centimeter-size helicopters that could take scientific measurements of the atmosphere and "self-transforming" robotic planetary explorers that could adapt themselves to different environments. The interview opportunity will follow a technical symposium, "Grand Visions of Aerospace -- The Next 30 Years," which will examine the challenges and possibilities for revolutionary advances to affect the direction of aeronautical and space development for the next three decades. The symposium is the second of two activities hosted by the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts. The other activity, the Institute's first annual meeting March 25, will showcase very early work --like the helicopters and planetary explorers -- in areas from advanced propulsion to revolutionary systems for exploring planets and the cosmos. Both sessions are open to the public, and reporters are invited to attend. The activities, including the press availability March 26, will take place at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. Registration is at 8 a.m. both days, and the sessions start at 8:30 a.m. Contact at Headquarters: Sarah Keegan, 202/358-1902; Contact at Goddard Space Flight Center: Nancy Neal, 301/2860039. Full text: ***** Contract Awards Contract awards are posted to the NASA Acquisition Information Service Web site.:

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