NASA Daily News Summary For Release: June 22, 1999 Media Advisory m99-126 Summary: -- Video File

for June 22: STS-93 Crew Arrives at Kennedy -- 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 22, 1999 ITEM 1 STS-93 CREW ARRIVES AT KENNEDY (SCHEDULED TO BE ADDED AT 3 P.M.) ITEM 2 FUSE SPACECRAFT TO LAUNCH THIS WEEK (REPLAY) (TRT 05:55) ***** ITEM 2 STS-93 CREW ARRIVAL The STS-93 astronauts arrived at Kennedy Space Center Monday, June 21, to participate in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The flight crew is comprised of Commander Eileen Collins, Pilot Jeff Ashby and Mission specialists Steve Hawley, Catherine Coleman and French Astronaut Michel Tognini. A countdown test is held prior to each Space Shuttle flight. The launch day dress rehearsal, scheduled for Thursday, follows three days of emergency egress training exercises, flights in the Shuttle Training Aircraft and an inspection of the Chandra X-ray Observatory payload inside Shuttle Columbia's payload bay. Contact at NASA Kennedy: Joel Wells, 407/867-2468. ***** ITEM 2 FUSE SPACECRAFT 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. FUSE will also examine the forces and processes involved in the evolution of galaxies, stars and planetary

systems. ITEM 2A FUSE ANIMATION ITEM 2B 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 2C 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 2D INTERVIEW: DR. EDWARD J. WEILER, NASA ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR SPACE SCIENCE Contact at NASA Goddard: Donna Drelick, 301/286-7995; Contact at NASA Headquarters: Doug Isbell, 202/358-1753. ***** 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. EDT and carried live on NASA Television. Contact at NASA Goddard: Donna Drelick, 301/286-7995; Contact at NASA Headquarters: Doug Isbell, 202/358-1753. ***** 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: Doug Isbell, 202/358-1753. ***** The NASA Video File generally airs at noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9

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