NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Sept.

8, 1999 Media Advisory m99-183 Summary: NASA Video File for Sept. 8, 1999 NASA has issued no news releases today. 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 ****** NASA Video File for Sept. 8, 1999 Item 1 - PERSONAL SATELLITE ASSISTANT - TRT 8:47 minutes Contact at Ames Research Center: Mike Mewhinney, (650) 6043937. Contact at Headquarters: Doug Isbell, (202) 358-1753. SYNOPSIS: Scientists at NASA are developing an autonomous robot about the size of a softball called the Personal Satellite Assistant to support future space missions. The Personal Satellite Assistant will be equipped with a variety of sensors to monitor environmental conditions in a spacecraft such as the amount of oxygen, carbon dioxide and other gases in the air, the amount of bacteria growth, air temperature and air pressure. The robot will also have a camera for video conferencing, navigation sensors, wireless network connections, and even its own propulsion components enabling it to operate autonomously throughout the spacecraft. Item 2: LANDSAT 7 BEGINS FULL TIME EARTH OBSERVATIONS TRT 38:00 minutes

Contact at Goddard Space Flight Center: Lynn Chandler, Goddard Public Affairs (301) 614-5562. Contact at Headquarters: Dave Steitz (202) 358-1730. SYNOPSIS: After soaring to space last spring, NASA's latest Earth-imaging satellite has completed its check-out phase and is now "open for business." New images from the Landsat 7 spacecraft are now available for viewing and purchase by scientific researchers and the general public via the Internet from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA. ----Unless otherwise noted, ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN. ANY CHANGES TO THE LINE-UP WILL APPEAR ON THE NASA VIDEO FILE ADVISORY ON THE WEB AT ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/tv-advisory/nasa-tv.txt WE UPDATE THE ADVISORY THROUGHOUT THE DAY. 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 Elvia Thompson, 202/358-1696, elvia.thompson@hq.nasa.gov During Space Shuttle missions, the full NASA TV schedule will continue to be posted at: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/nasatv/schedule.html For general information about NASA TV see: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/ ********** Contract Awards Contract awards are posted to the NASA Acquisition information Service Web site:

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