NASA Daily News Summary For Release: April 16, 1999 Media Advisory m99-076 ***** Summary -- Video File

for April 16 ***** There are no news releases scheduled for April 16, 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: http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1999/index.html ***** NASA VIDEO FILE FOR April 16, 1999 ITEM 1 STUDENTS TEST SKILLS IN MOONBUGGY RACE (TRT 4:38) ITEM 1A 1998 MOONBUGGY RACE FOOTAGE University and high school students nationwide will test their engineering skills in NASA's annual Moonbuggy Race on April 17 in Huntsville, AL. Teams design and build their vehicles, then race them on a unique moon-like obstacle course. TRT 3:02 ITEM 1B INTERVIEW: FRANK BRANNON, 1999 MOONBUGGY RACE COORDINATOR Brannon explains the requirements for buggy assembly and design. He also discusses who the race participants are. TRT :46 Contact at Marshall Space Flight Center: Jerry Berg 256/5440034 ITEM 2 LANDSAT LAUNCH (REPLAY) (TRT 5:54) ITEM 3 LANDSAT MISSION: PICTURES OF EARTH (REPLAY) (TRT 27:00) ITEM ITEM ITEM ITEM ITEM ITEM ITEM ITEM 3A LANDSAT ANIMATIONS 3B COLLECTING THE DATA 3C MAKING THE IMAGES - THE LAYERS OF SAN FRANSISCO 3D ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM 3E LANDSAT 7 IS READIED AT VALLEY FORGE, PA 3F SCIENTISTS AT EROS DATA CENTER 3G STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND 3H THE LANDSAT SERIES - HISTORICAL FOOTAGE

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3I INTERVIEW - PHIL SABELHAUS, PROJECT MANAGER 3J INTERVIEW - DARREL WILLIAMS, PROJECT SCIENTIST 3K INTERVIEW - SAM GOWARD, SCIENCE TEAM LEADER 3L URBAN GROWTH 3M DEFORESTATION 3N ATLANTA HEAT ISLAND 3O FLOOD COMPARISON ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER 3P AFTEREFFECTS OF A VOLCANIC ERUPTION 3Q FIRE DAMAGE OF A CONIFER FOREST 3R IMPACT CRATERS 3S MEXICO CITY 3T GRAND CANYON 3U CHESAPEAKE BAY 3V INTERNATIONAL VIEWS

ITEM 4 HUBBLE SHOOTS THE MOON (REPLAY) (TRT :30) Instead of peering at the distant universe, the Hubble Space Telescope has taken a look closer to home -- at the Moon. Hubble captured one of the Moon's most dramatic and photogenic targets, the 58-mile wide impact crater Copernicus. Images shown are (1) the moon with the crater outlined in green and (2) a close view of the Copernicus crater. Contact at Headquarters: Don Savage, 202/358-1727; Contact at the Space Telescope Science Institute: Ray Villard, 410/338-4514. ITEM 5 SIM ANIMATION (REPLAY)(TRT :43) NASA is planning to extend the recent discoveries of new planetary systems by searching for objects almost as low in mass as the Earth that may be orbiting neighboring stars. This animation shows one concept for the Space Interferometry Mission (SIM), a unique observatory approximately 30 feet across. SIM combines the light from seven telescopes to determine with exquisite precision the very small motion of stars due to the gravitational tug of their orbiting planetary family. Contact at Headquarters: Don Savage, 202/358-1727; Contact at Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Jane Platt, 818/3540880. ****************************************************** The NASA Video File airs at noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 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

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