NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Feb.


Due to Live Coverage of Space Shuttle Mission STS-99, we will have no videofile today. For the up-to-date NTV Schedule during Space Shuttle missions see:


Students from 21 states and three foreign countries are participating in EarthKAM, a NASA-sponsored program that enables middle school students to take photographs of the Earth from a camera aboard the Space Shuttle. During missions, students work collectively and use interactive web pages to target images and investigate the Earth from the unique perspective of space. The University of California at San Diego houses the EarthKAM Mission Operations Center (MOC). For more information on EarthKAM, see: The following schools are participating in the EarthKam observations on STS-99: CALIFORNIA Valley Junior High School, Carlsbad, CA Challenger Middle School, Escondido, CA Pacific Union School, Redwood, Fieldbrook CA Irvine Unified School District Lakeside Middle School, Irvine, CA Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, CA Sierra Vista Middle School, Irvine, CA South Lake Middle School, Irvine, CA Venado Middle School, Irvine, CA Vista Verde Elementary School, Irvine, CA Olive Peirce Middle School, Ramona, CA AG Bell Junior High School, San Diego, CA Gompers Middle School, San Diego, CA Marston Middle School, San Diego, CA M.L. King Middle School, San Diego, CA

COLORADO West Middle School, Colorado Springs, CO FLORIDA Ronald McNair Middle School, Cocoa, FL Space Coast Middle School, Cocoa, FL INDIANA South Ripley Elementary School, Versailles, IN KANSAS California Trail Junior High School, Olathe, KS Frontier Trail Junior High School, Olathe, KS Indian Trail Junior High School, Olathe, KS Pioneer Trail Junior High School, Olathe, KS Santa Fe Trail Junior High School, Olathe, KS LOUISIANA Clearwood Junior High School, Lacombe, LA Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, Slidell, LA MAINE Brunswick Junior High School, Orr's Island, ME MARYLAND Southern High School, Baltimore, MD MASSACHUSETTS Diamond Middle School, Acton, MA F.A. Day Middle School, Arlington, MA McCarthy Middle School, Chelmsford, MA Parker Middle School, Chelmsford, MA Jonas Clarke Middle School, Lexington, MA MISSOURI Cassville Middle School, Cassville, MO Warrensburg Middle School, Warrensburg, MO Carthage Junior High School, Webb City, MO NEBRASKA Harrison Elementary, Omaha, NE Kiewit Middle School, Omaha, NE McMillan Magnet Center, Omaha, NE Russell Middle School, Omaha, NE Skinner Magnet Center, Omaha, NE NORTH CAROLINA Davis Drive Middle School, Apex, NC Dunn Middle School, Dunn, NC North Carolina State University, Fuquay-Yarina, NC Pine Hall Elementary School, Pine Hall, NC Magellan Charter School, Raleigh, NC East Lee Middle School, Sanford, NC Wake Forest-Roleville Middle School, Wake Forest, NC Cedar Creek Middle School, Youngsville, NC OHIO

F. D. Roosevelt Middle School, Cleveland, OH OKLAHOMA Kenneth Cooper Middle School, Oklahoma City, OK Mayfield Middle School, Oklahoma City, OK Putnam City Schools, Oklahoma City, OK Western Oaks Middle School, Oklahoma City, OK SOUTH CAROLINA Drayton Hall Middle School, Charleston, SC James Island Middle School, Charleston, SC Porter-Gaud Lower School, Charleston, SC Hanahan Elementary, Goose Creek, SC College Park Middle School, Hickory, SC Belle Hall Elementary, Isle of Palms, SC Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC SOUTH DAKOTA Patrick Henry Middle School, Baltic, SD TENNESSEE John Trotwood Moore Middle School, Nashville, TN TEXAS Kimbrough Middle School, Mesquite, TX Seabrook Intermediate School, Seabrook, TX Webster Intermediate School, Webster, TX VIRGINIA Point Option, Gloucester, VA Davis Middle School, Hampton, VA Yorktown Middle School, Hayes, VA Hickory Middle School, Norfork, VA Jones Magnet Middle School, Norfolk, VA WEST VIRGINIA Warwood Middle School, Wheeling, WV WISCONSIN Spring Harbor Environmental, Madison, WI INTERNATIONAL FRANCE "�cole Nationale de Chimie, Physique, Biologie," Paris, France GERMANY Maria-Sibylla-Merian Gymnasium, Germany Sankt Ursula-Gymnasium Bruhl, Germany JAPAN Ino Junior High School, Japan Kansai Soka Jr/Sr. High School, Japan Meikei Junior High School, Japan Yamamuro Jr. High School, Japan


NEXT SPACE STATION COMPONENT TO LAUNCH BETWEEN JULY 8-14 Launch of the International Space Station's next component -the Zvezda service module -- is scheduled to occur between July 8 and 14 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA and the Russian Aviation and Space Agency announced today. Zvezda (Russian for "Star") -- the early living quarters for crews aboard the station -- be launched on a Proton rocket with second and third stage engines modified to increase reliability. The 42,000 pound Zvezda not only provides the early living quarters for astronauts and cosmonauts, but also the life support system, electrical power distribution, data processing system, flight control system, and propulsion. While many of these systems will be supplemented or replaced by later U.S. station components, Zvezda always will remain the structural and functional center of the Russian segment of the International Space Station. Launch of Zvezda sets the stage for the launch of other ISS components undergoing final testing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Debra Rahn (Phone 202/358-1638). Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Dwayne C. Brown (Phone 202/358-1726). Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: Kyle Herring (Phone 281/483-5111). For full text, see:

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***************************** Video File for Feb. 11, 2000 No video file to day due to space shuttle mission coverage.

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