NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Sept.

24, 1999 Media Advisory m99-198 Summary:

Video File for Sept. 24, 1999 ITEM 1 - MARS CLIMATE ORBITER ANIMATION FROM MARS 98, LAUNCH FOOTAGE OF MARS CLIMATE ORBITER, AND ANIMATION OF MARS POLAR LANDER - (replay) ITEM 2 - NASA BIOFEEDBACK TECHNOLOGY MAY HELP VICTIMS OF DIABETES (replay) ITEM 3 - LANDSAT SATELLITE IMAGES OF DEVASTATING NORTH CAROLINA FLOODS (images will play beginning at 3:00 p.m.) *****NOTE: YESTERDAY'S MARS CLIMATE ORBITER PRESS CONFERENCE WILL REPLAY TODAY AT 2:00 p.m. LIVE TELEVISION EVENTS THIS WEEK: September 24, Friday 6:00 - 10:00 am - Diabetes Technology Live News Interviews LARC 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Diabetes Technology Live News Interviews - LARC

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Animation shows the launch of the Mars Climate Orbiter, rocket separation, the establishment of orbit and mapping of Mars. ITEM 1b - MARS CLIMATE ORBITER B-ROLL Cleanroom activities, hardware at KSC in 1998. ITEM 1c - MARS CLIMATE ORBITER LAUNCH AT CAPE CANAVERAL TRT - 3:03 Launch of the Delta rocket on December 11,1998 that carried the Mars Climate Orbiter into space. ITEM 1d - INTERVIEW EXCERPTS TRT - 1:47 TRT - 2:23

Dr. Richard Zurek, Project Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory ITEM 1e - INTERVIEW EXCERPTS TRT - :56

Dr. Sam Thurman, Flight Operations Manager, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory ITEM 1f - MARS POLAR LANDER ANIMATION Animation of the Mars Polar Lander entry, descent, landing and surface operation. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Doug Isbell 202/358-1753. Contact at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: Diane Ainsworth 818/354-0850. TRT 2:46

ITEM 2 - NASA BIOFEEDBACK TECHNOLOGY MAY HELP VICTIMS OF DIABETES (replay)

Synopsis: Technology derived from NASA's Aviation Research may soon help people with diabetes. If studies at the Strelitz Diabetes Institutes' Research Institute at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, prove successful, the Virtual Reality Biofeedback device may be used in doctors' offices or in patients' homes to help diabetics manage their blood flow. Patients wear a 3-D virtual reality headset to visualize their own blood vessels and veins, then use biofeedback methods to increase blood flow through them. Contact at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA: H. Ivelisse Gilman 757/864-5036. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Michael Braukus 202/358-1979. ITEM 2a - VIRTUAL REALITY BIOFEEDBACK DEVICE Footage shows Dr. Aaron Vinik, Director of Research at the Strelitz Diabetes Research Institute of Eastern Virginia Medical School, and patient using NASA's Virtual Reality biofeedback device. ITEM 2b - VISUAL IMAGING SIMULATOR TRT - :42 TRT - 1:41

The device is a spin-off from technology used in NASA's Aviation Safety Research. NASA artificial vision technology was initially used to train pilots to fly in low- or no-visibility situations. Footage shows Dr. Alan Pope, inventor of the Virtual Reality Biofeedback Device, and NASA pilot Lynda Kramer in Visual Imaging Simulator. ITEM 2c - VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET AND ANIMATION The computer graphics animation was developed using virtual reality originally intended for aerospace applications. Data visualization is used to study the complex airflow patterns around wing shapes and new aircraft designs. Footage shows Kurt Severance, co-inventor of the Virtual Reality Biofeedback Device, using virtual reality headset to view airflow animation. TRT - :37

ITEM 2d - INTERVIEW (3 bites)

TRT - 1:02

Dr. Alan Pope, Research Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA. ITEM 2e - INTERVIEW (2 bites) TRT - :45

Dr. Aaron Vinik, Director of Research, The Strelitz Diabetes Research Institute, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA. ITEM 2f - INTERVIEW (1 bite) TRT - :20

Kurt Severance, Computer Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA.

ITEM 3 - SATELLITE IMAGES OF DEVASTATING NORTH CAROLINA FLOODS (Images will play beginning at 3:00 p.m.)

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