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Out of Power; Recovery Team To Be Formed -- Managers Set May 27 As Target Launch Date for Discovery -- Upcoming Media Opportunity: Glenn To Discuss Space Flight, Aging Studies May 25 ***** TERRIERS SATELLITE OUT OF POWER; RECOVERY TEAM TO BE FORMED The student-built TERRIERS satellite seems to have run out of battery power, according to Boston University team members, who have been unable to communicate with the satellite since Tuesday evening. The spacecraft had been losing power since its launch Tuesday morning because it has not been able to orient itself so that its solar panels fully face the Sun. A recovery team of spacecraft engineers and other experts will be formed to develop a plan to return the satellite to operation. Contact at NASA Headquarters: Donald Savage, 202/358-1547; Contact at NASA Goddard: Jim Sahli, 301/286-0697; Contact at Universities Space Research Association: Dr. Paul J. Coleman, Jr., 301/825-1776; Contact at Boston University: Shauna LaFauci or Joan Schwartz, 617/3532240. Full text of the release: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1999/99-064.txt ***** MANAGERS SET MAY 27 AS TARGET LAUNCH DATE FOR DISCOVERY Having repaired hail damage to the external fuel tank's insulation, NASA managers Wednesday set May 27 as the launch date for Space Shuttle Discovery's next mission. A nine-minute launch window will open at 6:48 a.m. EDT. Shuttle managers will determine an optimum launch time within that window one day before launch and may further refine that time during the final planned hold in the countdown nine minutes before
launch. Contact at NASA Headquarters: Jennifer McCarter, 202/358-1639; Contact at NASA Johnson: James Hartsfield, 281/483-5111. Full text: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/1999/n99-029.txt ***** GLENN TO DISCUSS SPACE FLIGHT, AGING STUDIES MAY 25 Former Ohio Sen. John Glenn will discuss the significance of space flight for aging research and share perspectives from his recent space flight as part of a media briefing on May 25 at the National Press Club. The media briefing will last from 8:30 a.m. - noon EDT at the Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC. Media representatives are welcome to attend this event on a first-come, first-reserved basis. To reserve a seat, contact Peter Cleary at 212/752-2327. Contact at NASA Headquarters: Renee Juhans, 202/358-1712; Contact at American Federation for Aging Research: Peter Cleary, 212/752-2327. Full text of the release: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/1999/n99-030.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 ***** 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