NASA Daily News Summary For Release: June 21, 1999 Media Advisory m99-125 Summary: -- Video File

for June 21 -- Upcoming Live Event: FUSE Prelaunch Briefing, June 23 -- Upcoming Live Event: FUSE Launch, June 24 ****** 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: http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1999/index.html ***** Video File for June 21, 1999 ITEM 1 FUSE SATELLITE TO LAUNCH THIS WEEK (REPLAY) (TRT 05:55) ITEM 2 QUIKSCAT LAUNCH (REPLAY) ***** ITEM 1 FUSE SATELLITE TO LAUNCH THIS WEEK (REPLAY) (TRT 05:55) The Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer spacecraft (FUSE) mission seeks to answer long-standing questions about the origins of the universe. FUSE will investigate the origin and evolution of the lightest elements in the universe -- hydrogen and deuterium. FUSE will also examine the forces and processes involved in the evolution of galaxies, stars and planetary systems. ITEM 1A FUSE ANIMATION ITEM 1B FUSE LOOKS WITHIN AND BEYOND MILKY WAY The FUSE science team will study the hot gas content of our galaxy, the Milky Way, and its nearest neighboring galaxy, the Magellanic Clouds. To conduct these large studies, FUSE will observe hundreds of astronomical objects, using about half of the observing time during the three year mission. ITEM 1C FUSE IN THE CLEAN ROOM AT GODDARD

The Johns Hopkins University developed FUSE for NASA. Johns Hopkins University has the primary responsibility for all aspects of the project, including both development and operational phases of the mission. This is the first time that a mission of this scope has been developed and operated entirely by a university. Credits: NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation ITEM 1D INTERVIEW: DR. EDWARD J. WEILER, NASA ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR SPACE SCIENCE Contact at NASA Goddard: Donna Drelick, 301/286-7995; Contact at NASA Headquarters: Don Savage, 202/358-1727. ***** ITEM 2 QUIKSCAT LAUNCH (REPLAY) The Quick Scatterometer (QuikScat), NASA's next El Nino watcher, will be used to better understand global weather anomalies. The satellite was launched June 19 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA. The SeaWinds instrument aboard QuikScat will provide daily, detailed measurements of winds as they swirl above the world's oceans. Contact at NASA Headquarters: Dave Steitz, 202/358-1730; Contact at Jet Propulsion Lab: Diane Ainsworth, 818/354-0850. ***** UPCOMING LIVE EVENT: FUSE PRELAUNCH BRIEFING, JUNE 23 The Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer spacecraft (FUSE) mission seeks to answer long-standing questions about the origins of the universe. Launch of the spacecraft is scheduled for Thursday, June 24 at 11:39 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Station, FL. A prelaunch briefing will be held June 23, at 2 p.m. and carried live on NASA Television. Contact at NASA Goddard: Donna Drelick, 301/286-7995; Contact at NASA Headquarters: Don Savage, 202/358-1727. ***** UPCOMING LIVE EVENT: FUSE LAUNCH, JUNE 24 Launch is scheduled for Thursday, June 24 from the Cape Canaveral Air Station, FL. Launch coverage, which will be carried live on NASA Television, will begin at 10 a.m. EDT, and the launch window opens at 11:39 a.m. Contact at NASA Goddard: Donna Drelick, 301/286-7995;

Contact at NASA Headquarters: Don Savage, 202/358-1727. ***** The NASA Video File generally airs at noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight Eastern Time, but may be pre-empted by mission coverage or breaking news. 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: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/nasatv/schedule.html For general information about NASA TV see: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/ ***** 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

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