NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Oct.

20, 2000 Media Advisory m00-198 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES NASA SAFETY SYSTEM STEERS PILOTS CLEAR OF CLOSE CALLS NASA ADMINISTRATOR REACTS TO FY 2001 APPROPRIATION

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************ NEWS RELEASES ************ NASA SAFETY SYSTEM STEERS PILOTS CLEAR OF CLOSE CALLS Overcrowded airports mean overcrowded runways, taxiways and ramps. On-the-ground collisions at the nation's airports are occurring more frequently, but NASA engineers have developed a way to keep aircraft on track and away from dangerous encounters. It is an advanced cockpit display system, developed at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. The Runway Incursion Prevention System, or RIPS, would give pilots and air traffic controllers an early warning if another plane or ground vehicle is about to intrude onto the runway. Note To Editors: NASA and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport plan to offer media tours of the NASA 757 aircraft and its advanced cockpit display systems late Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 25, at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Interested media should arrive at American Airlines Hangar #2 (W. Airfield Dr. and 21st St.) in time for a 5:30 p.m. briefing. A video news release, which includes simulator, flight test and airport operations footage and pilot interviews, is available. It is also scheduled to air on NASA Video file Oct. 24 and 25. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington DC: Michael Braukus (Phone: 202/358-1979) Contact at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA: Kathy Barnstorff (Phone: 757/864-9886)

Contact at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, TX: Williams (Phone: 972/574-6701) For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-166.txt

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---------------------------NASA ADMINISTRATOR REACTS TO FY 2001 APPROPRIATION The following is a statement by NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin concerning the FY 2001 VA-HUD-Independent Agencies Appropriations Bill. "The President has received from the Congress the FY 2001 VA-HUDIndependent Agencies appropriations bill, and is expected to sign the measure in the near future. "Thanks to the efforts of key members of the House and Senate, and with the support of the Administration, this measure provides an excellent budget for NASA. Our supporters in the Congress faced considerable difficulties in reaching this outcome, and we should all be very grateful for their championing of the Nation's civil space and aeronautics program." Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: (Phone: 202/358-1902) Sarah Keegan

For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-159.txt

---------------------------If NASA issues any news releases later today, we will e-mail summaries and Internet URLs to this list. Index of 2000 NASA News Releases: http://www.nasa.gov/releases/2000/index.html Index of 1999 NASA News Releases: http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1999/index.html

************ VIDEO FILE ************ THE VIDEO FILE WILL AIR TODAY AT 6 P.M. EDT. ITEM 1 - STS-92 MISSION AND EVA HIGHLIGHTS (FLIGHT DAY 9)

------------------------------ANY CHANGES TO THE VIDEO 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. ****Note:**** During Space Shuttle missions, the NASA Television schedule can be found at the following web address: http://ston.jsc.nasa.gov/tvsked/schedule.html

************ UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS ************ October 22, Sunday - 2:10 p.m. - STS-92 Landing - KSC October 24, Tuesday - 7:30- 8:30 a.m. - Small Airplanes of Tomorrow Live News Interviews - LaRC October 25, Wednesday - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Expedition I Refresher Briefing - JSC - 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Cassini/Galileo Look at Jupiter Live News Interviews - JPL October 26, Thursday - 6:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Education Services Provided By NASA Website 'science.nasa.gov' Live News Interviews - MSFC - 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Inspection 2000 Live News Interviews - JSC October 27, Friday - TBD - X-38 Flight Test - DFRC - 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. - From the Outer Planets to the Inner Cities Live News Interviews - JPL

During Space Shuttle missions, the NASA Television schedule can be found at the following web address: http://ston.jsc.nasa.gov/tvsked/schedule.html For a complete list of upcoming live television events, see http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/breaking.html

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Unless otherwise noted, ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN. 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 Fred Brown, 202/358-0713, fred.brown@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/

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