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1, 1998 Media Advisory 98-86 TODAY'S SUMMARY: ********** NASA Announces Research Grants in Microgravity Biotechnology Cameras Aid San Francisco Airport Weather Reports NASA Selects Litton/PRC For NASA Sounding Rocket Program STS-88 Launch Scheduled for Dec. 3, 1998 NASA Video File for Dec. 1, 1998 ********** CAMERAS AID SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT WEATHER REPORTS New digital video cameras installed by NASA at the San Carlos, CA, airport control tower, are helping to better report current weather conditions for aircraft landing at San Francisco International Airport, some 10 miles away. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC : 1979 Michael Braukus 202-358-
Full text available at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1998/98-218.txt ^^^^^^ NASA ANNOUNCES RESEARCH GRANTS IN MICROGRAVITY BIOTECHNOLOGY NASA has selected 48 researchers to receive grants totaling approximately $33 million to conduct microgravity bitotechnology research. Forty of the grants are to conduct ground-based research, while the remaining eight are flight definition efforts. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC : 1712 Renee N. Juhans 202-358-
Full text available at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1998/98-217.txt ^^^^^^ STS-88 LAUNCH COUNT DOWN STARTED ON SCHEDULE STS-88 launch count down started on schedule yesterday at 7 am. NASA Shuttle managers have set Thursday, Dec. 3 as the launch date for STS-88, the first shuttle mission in the assembly of the International Space Station. The night time launch, at approximately 4;00 a.m. will be spectacular sight in the skies over the Kennedy Space Center http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/missions/sts-88/countdown.html ^^^^^
If any news releases are issued later today, summaries and Internet URLs will be e-mailed to this list. Index of NASA News Releases: http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1998/index.html ********** Video File for December 1, 1998 ITEM 1:STS-88 INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION B-ROLL (re-play) Footage includes mission animation detailing the orbital mating of Unity and Zarya, completed Station animation, spacewalkers training in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, past spacewalks, and hardware preparation. Contact at Johnson Space Center: James Hartsfield 281/483-5111 Contact at Headquarters: Dwayne Brown 202/358-1726 ITEM 2: STS-88 CREW INTERVIEWS (replay) Contact at Johnson Space Center: Doug Peterson 281/483-5111
ITEM 3: NASA CAMERAS TO IMPROVE AIRCRAFT LANDING EFFICIENCY Air traffic controllers are now able to land aircraft more effeciently at San Francisco International Airport thanks to new digital video cameras installed by NASA at the San Carlos airport control tower, some 10 miles away. Contact at Ames Research Center: Mike Mewhinney 650/604-3937 Contact at Headquarters: Mike Braukus 202/358-1979 ITEM 4 NASA NAMES ISS LABORATORY MODULE Highlights of the ceremony where in Space Station Senior Managers unveiled the name of the U.S. lab module. Contact at Johnson Space Center: James Hartsfield 281/483-5111 Contact at Headquarters: Dwayne Brown 202/358-1726 ^^^^^ The NASA Video File normally airs at noon, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00 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. Ray Castillo NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: 202/358-4555.
The most recent NASA Video File Advisory can be found at: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/tv-advisory/nasa-tv.txt ********** CONTRACT AWARDS NASA SELECTS LITTON/PRC FOR NASA SOUNDING ROCKET PROGRAM NASA has selcted Litton/PRC of McLean, VA, to perform services for a new contract which consolidates several previous service and supply contracts and other work supporting NASA's Sounding Rocket Program. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC : Don Savage 202-358-1727
NASA contract awards are posted to: http://procurement.nasa.gov/EPS/award.html ********** The NASA Daily News Summary is issued at approximately 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on business days when news releases, new Video File material or live events are scheduled. Members of the news media who wish to subscribe to or unsubscribe from this list should send an e-mail message to: email@example.com ********** END OF DAILY NEWS SUMMARY