NASA Daily News Summary For Release: May 21, 1999 Media Advisory m99-102 Summary: -- Video File

for May 21, 1999 -- Upcoming Live Events: STS-96 Briefings from the Kennedy Space Center ***** No news releases have been issued today. 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 May 21, 1999 ITEM 1 STS-96 CREW TRAINING (TRT 05:00) ITEM 2 STS-96 CREW INTERVIEWS (TRT 41:17) ITEM 3 STS-96 MISSION ANIMATIONS (TRT 03:30) ITEM 4 STARSHINE (TRT 04:30) (REPLAY) ITEM 5 DISCOVERY ROLLOUT AND HAIL DAMAGE REPAIRS (TRT 06:00) (REPLAY) Note: Video File runs approximately 70 minutes. ***** ITEM 1 STS-96 CREW TRAINING Footage includes suit up, electrical power system training (virtual reality), orbiter space vision training, bailout training and the crew photo session. Contact at NASA Johnson: Eileen Hawley, 281/483-5111. ***** ITEM 2 STS-96 CREW INTERVIEWS ITEM 2A Commander Kent Rominger ITEM 2B Pilot Rick Husband ITEM 2C Mission Specialist Tamara Jernigan ITEM 2D Mission Specialist Ellen Ochoa

ITEM 2E Mission Specialist Daniel Barry ITEM 2F Mission Specialist Julie Payette, Canadian Space Agency ITEM 2G Mission Specialist Valery Tokarev, Russian Space Agency Contact at NASA Johnson: Eileen Hawley, 281/483-5111. ***** ITEM 3 STS-96 MISSION ANIMATIONS STS-96, a 10-day flight, will take four men, three women and more than 5,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station. While docked with the station, the astronauts will conduct a spacewalk to attach a crane to the station for future assembly missions. Contact at NASA Johnson: Eileen Hawley, 281/483-5111. ***** ITEM 4 STARSHINE Item 4A Starshine Animation Starshine is an international, educational satellite slated to be launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery during the upcoming STS-96 mission. This twinkling spacecraft will be visible to the naked eye during morning and evening twilight periods, giving students around the world an opportunity to make measurements and perform experiments by tracking the satellite. Item 4B A World Class Project: Student B-roll Students have voluntarily machined, sanded, polished and inspected 878 tiny aluminum mirrors that comprise the surface of Starshine. B-roll shows careful processing of the pieces by students from Edgar Allen Poe Middle School. Item 4C Entering the Clean Room at Goddard Students from St. Michael the Arc Angel School in Baltimore, MD, don "bunny suits" and enter the clean room at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center where Starshine is prepared for shipment. B-roll includes a view of the Starshine spacecraft spinning. Contact at NASA Goddard: Nancy Neal, 301/286-0039. ***** ITEM 5 DISCOVERY ROLLOUT AND REPAIRS (REPLAY) Item 5A Discovery Rollout to Launch Pad The orbiter Discovery returned to Pad B after undergoing external tank repair in the Vehicle Assembly Building. The tank was damaged when hail from a thunderstorm caused divots in the tank's foam

insulation. Item 5B Repairing Hail Damage to Fuel Tanks B-roll shows repair activities to the Space Shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank. Fireproof foam was applied, then sanded, blended and painted. These repairs took place on May 18 and May 19, 1999, in High Bay 1 at Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). Contact at NASA Headquarters: Jennifer McCarter, 202/358-1639; Contact at NASA Kennedy: Bill Johnson, 407/867-2468. ***** UPCOMING LIVE EVENTS: STS-96 BRIEFINGS FROM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER MONDAY, MAY 24: 9 a.m. EDT, STS-96 L-3 COUNTDOWN STATUS BRIEFING TUESDAY, MAY 25: 9 a.m. EDT, STS-96 L-2 COUNTDOWN STATUS BRIEFING 12:30 p.m. EDT, INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION STATUS BRIEFING 4 p.m. EDT, STS-96 PRELAUNCH NEWS CONFERENCE NASA TV will carry these briefings and news conferences live. ***** 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 audio on 6.8 megahertz. Refer general questions about the video file to NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Ray Castillo, 202/358-4555, or Pam Poe, 202/358-0373. During Space Shuttle missions, the full NASA TV schedule will continue to be posted at: For general information about NASA TV see: ***** Contract Awards

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