NASA Daily News Summary For Release: July 28, 1999 Media Advisory m99-154 Summary: CREATIVE IMPACT

EXPERIMENT TO MARK END OF LUNAR PROSPECTOR CLOSEST-EVER ASTEROID FLYBY SET FOR JULY 29 NOTE: Special STS-93 Return events: 11:15 a.m. EDT - STS-93 Crew Return Ceremony 1:00 p.m. EDT - STS-93 Shuttle Return Press Briefings 3:27 p.m. EDT - Crew arrival at Ellington Field (replay) 4:00 p.m. EDT - STS-93 Post-landing Shuttle Crew press briefing (replay) 4:30 p.m. EDT - STS-93 Post-landing Shuttle team press briefing (replay) Video File for July 28, 1999 Item 1 - Shuttle Mission STS-93 Landing (replay) Item 2 - Creative Impact Experiment to Mark End of Lunar Prospector Item 3 - Deep Space 1 Closest-Ever Asteroid Flyby Set for July 29 ********** CREATIVE IMPACT EXPERIMENT TO MARK END OF LUNAR PROSPECTOR In one final blast of scientific productivity, NASA's Lunar Prospector mission will end abruptly in the early morning hours of July 31 with a controlled crash into a crater near the south pole of the moon. Scientists hope that the scripted, violent end of Lunar Prospector at 5:51 a.m. EDT will provide direct evidence of the existence of water ice in permanently shadowed craters near the moon's poles. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Doug Isbell 202/358-1547. Contact at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA: David Morse 650/604-4724.

Contact at University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX: Becky Rische 512/471-7272. For full text of release see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1999/99-085.txt ----CLOSEST-EVER ASTEROID FLYBY SET FOR JULY 29 With its technology tests almost complete, NASA's Deep Space 1 mission is about to undertake the closest encounter with an asteroid ever attempted when it flies within 10 miles (15 kilometers) of the newly named asteroid Braille on July 29. Deep Space 1 will rely on its experimental autonomous navigation system, called AutoNav, to guide the spacecraft past the mysterious space rock at 12:46 a.m. EDT at a relative speed of nearly 35,000 mph (56,000 kilometers per hour). Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Doug Isbell 202/358-1547. Contact at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: John G. Watson 818/354-0474. For full text of release see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1999/99-084.txt ---------If NASA issues additional 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 ********** NOTE: Special STS-93 Return events: 11:15 a.m. EDT - STS-93 Crew Return Ceremony 1:00 p.m. EDT - STS-93 Shuttle Return Press Briefing

Video File for July 28, 1999 Item 1 - Shuttle Mission STS-93 Landing (replay) Item 2 - Creative Impact Experiment to Mark End of Lunar Prospector Item 3 - Deep Space 1 Closest-Ever Asteroid Flyby Set for July 29 ----Video File for July 28, 1999 Item 1 - Space Shuttle Mission STS-93 Landing 1a - Landing TRT - 4:40 Footage includes shots from the runway, the Shuttle cockpit, Shuttle egress and post-landing comments by Commander Eileen Collins. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Ray Castillo 202/358-4555. 1b - Space Shuttle Over Texas TRT - 1:45 On its way to landing at Kennedy Space Center, the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia passed over Johnson Space Center and east Texas early in the morning of July 28th, speeding along at 12,300 mph. Audio includes Johnson Space Center commentary as well as communication from the Shuttle crew. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Ray Castillo 202/358-4555. Item 2 - Lunar Prospector Contact at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA: Laura Lewis 650/604-2162. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Doug Isbell 202/358-1753. 2a - Lunar Prospector End of Mission TRT - 1:14 The Lunar Prospector will complete its mission at the end of July. Its final task will be to crash into the surface of the Moon. Lunar scientists hope the impact will reveal more about possible water ice on the Moon. Animation shows the Lunar Prospector over the Moon, descent to the surface, and impact.

2b - Prospector Views Towards Impact TRT - :46 Animation sequence shows two events (with dip to black in between): 1 - Lunar Prospector crashing into Moon. 2 - Deorbit burn of the Lunar Prospector (view of Earth in background). 2c - Meteor Impact on Moon TRT - :33 Animation sequence shows meteors and a comet striking the Moon, followed by a map depicting where a concentration of water ice may be located. 2d - Lunar Data TRT - 1:28 During its 18-month mission, Lunar Prospector searched the lunar crust and atmosphere for a wide variety of potential resources. This sequence begins with the moon in its natural state from data collected by the Clementine satellite. It dissolves into a falsecolor image of the moon indicating amounts of hydrogen detected by the Lunar Prospector. The red shows the highest amounts of hydrogen and therefore the most probable place for water to exist. 2e - Impact Site TRT - :18 A true depiction of the moon from Clementine data followed by a tilt to show the south pole, the planned crash site for the Lunar Prospector. Note that the crash site shows the strongest red, indicative of the most probable place for water to exist. 2f - Observing Satellites - Animation TRT - :41 Numerous ground- and space-based observatories will assist NASA in a search for water in material hurled upward from the planned impact. Instruments onboard the Hubble Space Telescope (cut 1) and the Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite (cut 2) will monitor the impact site for the signature of water. 2g - Lunar Prospector Mission Team TRT - :34 Footage shows Lunar Prospector mission control at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA. Alan Binder and mission control team execute engine burn to adjust the Lunar Prospector's orbit.

2h - Observatory B-roll TRT - :45 Footage shows the McDonald Observatory and telescope, Texas; Ed Barker controlling the telescope with joystick; and Moon surface observed through the McDonald telescope. The McDonald Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Keck Observatory are all scheduled to observe the impact. 2i - Interview Excerpts: Dr. Alan Binder TRT - 2:00 Principal Investigator, Lunar Research Institute 2j - Interview Excerpts: Dr. David Goldstein TRT - :24 Associate Professor of Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2k - Hardware B-roll TRT - :21 Footage shows Lunar Prospector lab testing prior to launch. Item 3 - Deep Space Fly-By Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Doug Isbell 202/358-1753. Contact at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: John G. Watson 818/354-5011. 3a - Deep Space 1 Fly-by TRT - :30 Animation shows the Deep Space 1 spacecraft as it passes by an asteroid. DS-1 is scheduled to pass within ten miles of the asteroid on July 29, 1999, the closest-ever fly-by of an asteroid. 3b - Interview Excerpts: Dr. Robert M. Nelson TRT - 1:56 Chief Scientist, DS-1 at JPL 3c - Interview Excerpts: Dr. Marc Rayman Chief Mission Engineer, DS-1 at JPL ----The NASA Video File normally 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 TRT - 2:31

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