NASA Daily News Summary For Release: July 30, 1999 Media Advisory m99-156 Summary: NASA Plans

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Video File for July 30, 1999 Item 1 - Creative Impact Experiment to Mark End of Lunar Prospector (replay) NOTE: End of Lunar Prospector Live Shots - 5-9 pm EDTAmes Research Center ********** 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 30, 1999 Item 1 - 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. 1a - 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.

1b - 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). 1c - 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. 1d - 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. 1e - 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. 1f - 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. 1g - 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. 1h - 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. 1i - Interview Excerpts: Dr. Alan Binder TRT - 2:00 Principal Investigator, Lunar Research Institute 1j - Interview Excerpts: Dr. David Goldstein TRT - :24 Associate Professor of Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 1k - Hardware B-roll TRT - :21 Footage shows Lunar Prospector lab testing prior to launch. ----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 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, you can access the full NASA TV schedule from: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/nasatv/schedule.html For general information about NASA TV see: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/ **********

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