NASA Daily News Summary For Release: August 2, 1999 Media Advisory m99-157 Summary: NASA AND

FAA PICK STUDENT AIRCRAFT-DESIGN CONTEST WINNERS ASTEROID FLYBY RESULTS BRIEFING SET FOR AUGUST 3 No video file today. ********** NASA AND FAA PICK STUDENT AIRCRAFT-DESIGN CONTEST WINNERS A new jet design by students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL, has won NASA's and the FAA's 1998-99 National General Aviation Design Competition. NASA and the FAA presented awards to Embry-Riddle and four other university teams at a ceremony held at AirVenture '99, the Experimental Aircraft Association's Annual Convention and Fly-In at Oshkosh, WI. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Michael Braukus 202/358-1979. Contact at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA: H. Keith Henry 757/864-6120/24. Contact at Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Hampton, VA: Mary Sandy 757/865-0726. Contact at FAA, Great Lakes Region, IL: Tony Molinaro 847/2947427 For full text of release see: ASTEROID FLYBY RESULTS BRIEFING SET FOR AUGUST 3

NASA'S Deep Space 1 spacecraft flew by the asteroid Braille in the early morning hours of July 29, completing all of the mission's primary technology tests and gathering bonus scientific data. Although the spacecraft did not obtain close-up images of the asteroid, it took low-resolution, black-and-white photos approximately 15 minutes after the flyby. The encounter returned enough information about the rocky body to give scientists clues about its composition and geologic history. Results from this closest-ever spacecraft encounter with an asteroid will be the topic of a televised Space Science Update briefing on Tuesday, August 3, at 1 p.m. EDT in the von Karman auditorium at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, It will be broadcast live on NASA Television. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Douglas Isbell/Donald Savage 202/358-1547. Contact at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: John G. Watson 818/354-5011. For full text of Note to Editors, see: ---------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: ********** No video file today. ----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.

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