NASA Daily News Summary For Release: July 6, 1999 Media Advisory m99-135 Summary: -- Upcoming Live

Events: July 7--STS-93 Preflight Briefings tomorrow July 8--Space Science Update: Historic Glenn Mission Helps Explain Solar Mystery -- Video File for July 6: ********** STS-93 Preflight Briefings, July 7, 1999 9:00 a.m. EDT--Mission Overview Bryan Austin, STS-93 Lead Flight Director, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX Fred Wojtalik, Chandra Program Manager, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL Ken Ledbetter, Director, Mission and Payload Development Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 10:30 a.m. EDT--Chandra Science Briefing Dr. Ed Weiler, Associate Administrator, Office of Space Science, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC Dr. Alan Bunner, Chandra Program Scientist, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC Dr. Martin Weisskopf, Chandra Project Scientist, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL Dr. Harvey Tananbaum, Director, Chandra X-Ray Center, Cambridge, MA Dr. Kimberly Weaver, Astrophysicist, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD Noon EDT--NASA TV Video File 2:00 p.m. EDT--STS-93 Crew Press Conference Eileen M. Collins, Mission Commander Jeffrey S. Ashby, Pilot Catherine G. Coleman, Mission Specialist-1 Steven A. Hawley, Mission Specialist-2 Michel Tognini, Mission Specialist-3

---------July 8 Space Science Update: Historic Glenn Mission Helps Explain Solar Mystery Coordinated observations by two spacecraft during John Glenn's return to space have provided a surprising explanation for a persistent solar mystery: Why does the high-speed solar wind race away from the Sun twice as fast as expected? The discovery will be the subject of a Space Science Update press briefing at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 8, in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, Washington, DC. Contact at NASA Headquarters: Douglas Isbell / Don Savage, 202/358-1547; Contact at NASA Goddard: Bill Steigerwald, 301/286-5017. Full text of the release: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/1999/n99-038.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 ********** Video File for July 6, 1999 (1) The Apollo 11 Mission: Prior to Flight TRT - 5:47 Clips show various aspects of the Apollo 11 mission that sent Astronauts Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong, and Ed "Buzz" Aldrin to the Moon. The first set of clips includes the following: Crew photo Mission simulator LEM flight tests Suit-up Walkout (2) The Apollo 11 Mission: Liftoff Footage includes: Saturn V liftoff TRT - 5:44

First and second stage separation Crew enroute to Moon Views of Earth from the Command module (3) The Apollo 11 Mission: On the Moon Lunar views LEM separates from command module LEM descends to the Moon Earth views TRT - 1:27

(4) The Apollo 11 Mission: From the Moon back to Earth Armstrong steps on the Moon Walking on Moon Planting flag on Moon Crew retrieval from ocean and quarantine -----

TRT - 4:22

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