NASA Daily News Summary For Release: April 7, 1999 Media Advisory m99-068 ***** Summary -- First NASA

Television Video Files Available in HDTV Format -- Video File for April 7 ***** FIRST NASA TELEVISION VIDEO FILES AVAILABLE IN HDTV FORMAT To meet the demands of news programmers who currently are broadcasting in HDTV, NASA Television will release its first HDTV Video Files today. Included in the first release is video of hurricanes captured by NASA satellites and Landsat Earth images. NASA Television will release more Video Files in HDTV formats as it acquires the capability to do so. The Video Files are available in a variety of HDTV formats including HDCAM, D-5 and WVHS. Producers wishing to obtain these HDTV Video Files should contact Deanna Corridon, 301/286-0041. NASA Television will continue to release the same video in NTSC. Excerpts of the HDTV packages have been converted to NTSC and will be uplinked during today's daily Video File news feed at noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight. Contact at Goddard Space Flight Center: Deanna Corridon, 301/286-0041. ***** Video File for April 7, 1999 ITEM 1 FIRST NASA TV VIDEO FILES AVAILABLE IN HDTV FORMAT ITEM 1A 1999 HURRICANE RESOURCE REEL EXCERPTS ITEM 1B LANDSAT 7 PRELAUNCH PACKAGE EXCERPTS ITEM 2 DEEP SPACE 1 TECHNOLOGY (REPLAY) ITEM 3 HURRICANE RESOURCE REEL ***** ITEM 1 FIRST NASA TV VIDEO FILES AVAILABLE IN HDTV FORMAT Video includes animation and interviews about HDTV. ITEM 1A 1999 HURRICANE RESOURCE REEL EXCERPTS This package includes excerpts from a wide variety of hurricanerelated resource footage: satellite images of Mitch, Bonnie and Georges from the active 1998 hurricane season, hurricane computer models and interview excerpts with NASA scientists.

ITEM 1B LANDSAT 7 PRELAUNCH PACKAGE EXCERPTS NASA will launch Landsat 7 April 15, beginning an unprecedented program to check the health of Planet Earth and understand the complex interactions that drive environmental change. Landsat satellites have been documenting Earth's landmass for more than a quarter century. The HDTV package showcases highlights from earlier Landsat satellites in striking detail, including images of the Grand Canyon, floods of the Missouri River, a flyover of the San Francisco Bay and animation of the Landsat spacecraft. The package also contains b-Roll and interview excerpts with NASA scientists. Contact at Goddard Space Flight Center: Deanna Corridon, 301/286-0041. ***** ITEM 2 DEEP SPACE 1 TECHNOLOGY (replay) NASA's Deep Space 1 mission has successfully demonstrated most of its exotic technologies in space -including an ion engine that is expected to be ten times more efficient than conventional liquid or solid rocket engines -proving they are ready for use in science missions of the 21st century. Launched October 24, Deep Space 1 is the first mission under NASA's New Millennium Program, which features flight testing of new technology, rather than science, as its main focus. These new technologies will make spacecraft of the future smaller, cheaper, more reliable and more independent of human control. Video includes b-roll of the Deep Space 1 launch and animation of the spacecraft's ion propulsion system. Contact at Headquarters: Douglas Isbell, 202/358-1547; Contact at Jet Propulsion Laboratory: John Watson, 818/3545011. ***** ITEM 3 HURRICANE RESOURCE REEL ITEM 3A GOES HURRICANE MITCH ITEM 3B 1998 HURRICANES AS SEEN BY GOES ITEM 3C 3D VIEWS OF HURRICANE LINDA ITEM 3D 1997 AND 1996 HURRICANES ITEM 3E TRMM SEES INSIDE HURRICANES ITEM 3F MIRACLE SWATH ITEM 3G EFFECTS OF LA NINA ON HURRICANES

ITEM 3H EL NINO/LA NINA SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES ITEM 3I THE EVOLUTION OF EL NINO AND LA NINA ITEM 3J 3D HURRICANE MODEL ANIMATIONS ITEM 3K ANIMATION OF THE NOAA GOES WEATHER SATELLITE ITEM 3L TRMM SPACECRAFT ANIMATION ITEM 3M SPACE SHUTTLE HURRICANE GALLERY ITEM 3N ANIMATION OF ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR COMPILED FROM GOES DATA ITEM 3O B-ROLL - SCIENTISTS AT WORK ITEM 3P HURRICANE EFFECTS B-ROLL ITEM 3Q INTERVIEW EXCERPTS ITEM 3R INTERVIEW EXCERPTS Contact at Goddard Space Flight Center: Deanna Corridon, 301/286-0041. ***** Contract Awards Contract awards are posted to the NASA Acquisition Information Service Web site.: http://procurement.nasa.gov/EPS/award.html ***** 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