NASA Daily News Summary For Release: July 7, 1999 Media Advisory m99-136 Summary: -- Upcoming Live

Event: tomorrow, July 8--Space Science Update: Historic Glenn Mission Helps Explain Solar Mystery -- Video File for July 7 ********** 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. Contacts at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Doug Isbell/Don Savage 202/358-1547. Contact at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD: Bill Steigerwald 301/286-5017. Full text of the release: ---------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: **********

Note: Today's Video File will air on the regular schedule at the conclusion of today's live STS-93 Crew Press Conference, scheduled to run from 2:00 pm to approximately 4:00 pm EDT Video File for July 7, 1999 Item 1 - STS-93 Mission Animation TRT - 5:15 Compilation of computer animation used during the STS-93 mission overview briefing. Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: Kyle Herring 281/483-5111. Item 2 - Chandra Hardware B-roll and Animation a - Astronauts at Telescope Assembly TRT - 3:28 Astronauts from the STS-93 crew visit the Chandra Telescope assembly. b - Chandra Readied for shipping TRT - 1:42 Chandra is bagged, put in a shipping container and readied for shipping to NASA's Kennedy Space Center. c - Chandra IUS arrival TRT - 1:11 Footage shows the Chandra X-ray telescope mating with the IUS d - Mirror Comparison TRT - :37 Animation shows the refraction properties of the Chandra Xray telescope. X-rays that strike a mirror head-on are absorbed. X-rays that hit a mirror at grazing angles are reflected like a pebble skipping across a pond. Thus, X-ray telescope mirrors are shaped like barrels rather than dishes. e - Deep Space Network TRT - :14 Animation shows the communication path between the satellite and the AXAF Science Center in Cambridge, MA. This communication is via NASA's Deep Space Network. f - Light Path TRT - :25 X-ray photons entering the telescope are reflected at grazing angles and focussed onto an electronic detector to make an image of a cosmic source.

Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Donald Savage 202/358-1727. Contact at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville AL: Dave Drachlis 256/544-6538. Item 3 - Apollo 11 History B-roll TRT - 18:42 (replay)

a - 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 b - The Apollo 11 Mission: Liftoff TRT - 5:44 Footage includes: Saturn V liftoff First and second stage separation Crew enroute to Moon Views of Earth from the Command module c - The Apollo 11 Mission: On the Moon Footage includes: Lunar views LEM separates from command module LEM descends to the Moon Earth views TRT - 1:27

d - The Apollo 11 Mission: From the Moon back to Earth TRT - 4:22 Footage includes: Armstrong steps on the Moon Walking on Moon Planting flag on Moon Crew retrieval from ocean and quarantine Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Ray Castillo 202/358-4555.

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