Press Release

NASA Daily News Summary 13 July 2000

By SpaceRef Editor
July 13, 2000
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NASA Daily News Summary
For Release: July 13, 2000
Media Advisory m00-134

SUMMARY

NEWS RELEASES

NASA SUPPORTS HIGH-TECH WORKFORCE REFLECTING DIVERSITY OF AMERICA

NASA TECHNOLOGY MAY HELP EASE RECORD FLIGHT DELAYS

NEW CLUSTER MISSION TO PROVIDE UNPRECEDENTED DETAIL ABOUT SPACE WEATHER

VIDEO

***ALL TIMES EASTERN***

Video File for July 13, 2000

ITEM 1 – HUBBLE WATCHES STAR TEAR APART ITS NEIGHBORHOOD – STSCI
ITEM 2 – AIRCRAFT VORTEX SPACING SYSTEM – LARC
ITEM 3 – SERVICE MODULE UPDATE REPORT FROM KOROLEV, RUSSIA (AUDIO ONLY)
ITEM 4 – ZVEZDA SERVICE MODULE LAUNCH VIDEO FILE – JSC (REPLAY)
ITEM 5 – APOLLO-SOYUZ 25TH ANNIVERSARY VIDEO FILE – HQ (REPLAY)
ITEM 6 – SOHO SEES SOLAR HICCUPS – GSFC (REPLAY)

UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS

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NASA SUPPORTS HIGH-TECH WORKFORCE REFLECTING DIVERSITY OF AMERICA

The Commission for the Advancement of Women and Minorities
in Science, Engineering, and Technology Development (CAWMSET)
today announced that the shortage of skilled workers in high-
tech jobs will lead to an economic crisis unless more
underrepresented individuals pursue education and careers in
science, engineering and technology. The Commission will
release its report on July 28, and today submitted its
recommendations to the House Science Committee during a hearing
on the issues.

Headquarters contact: Terri Hudkins (Phone: 202/ 358-1977)

Full text:

ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-106.txt

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NASA TECHNOLOGY MAY HELP EASE RECORD FLIGHT DELAYS

Sobering statistics show flight delays are at an all-time high, with air
passenger frustrations running even higher. However, new technology developed
by NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA, may help ease some of those
frustrations, allowing travelers to reach their destinations faster. NASA
researchers have designed a system to predict aircraft wake turbulence on final
approach, so airliners can be spaced more safely and efficiently.

Headquarters contact: Michael Braukus (Phone: 202/358-1979)

Langley Research Center: Kathy Barnstorff (Phone: 757/864-9886)

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport contact: Melba Williams (Phone:
972/574-6701)

Full text:

ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-107.txt

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NEW CLUSTER MISSION TO PROVIDE UNPRECEDENTED DETAIL ABOUT SPACE WEATHER

An international collaboration will investigate a struggle that’s raging in
space — a turbulent battle between the Earth’s magnetic field and a solar wind
blowing about one to two million miles per hour. Four satellites, flying in
formation, will be used to examine this complex interaction between the Earth
and the Sun. It all begins with the first of two launches of the European
Space Agency’s (ESA) Cluster spacecraft. The first launch is set for July 15 at
8:43 a.m. EDT in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Two satellites will be carried into
orbit by a Russian Soyuz rocket. A second pair is scheduled to launch August 9.

Headquarters contact: Dolores Beasley (Phone: 202/358-1753)

Goddard Space Flight Center contact: Susan Hendrix (Phone: 301/286-7745)

Full text:

ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-105.txt

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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

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Video File for July 13, 2000

ITEM 1 – HUBBLE WATCHES STAR TEAR APART ITS NEIGHBORHOOD – STSCI
ITEM 2 – AIRCRAFT VORTEX SPACING SYSTEM – LARC
ITEM 3 – SERVICE MODULE UPDATE REPORT FROM KOROLEV, RUSSIA (AUDIO ONLY)
ITEM 4 – ZVEZDA SERVICE MODULE LAUNCH VIDEO FILE – JSC (REPLAY)
ITEM 5 – APOLLO-SOYUZ 25TH ANNIVERSARY VIDEO FILE – HQ (REPLAY)
ITEM 6 – SOHO SEES SOLAR HICCUPS – GSFC (REPLAY)

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UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS

July 13, Thursday
8:00 a.m. – Service Module Update Report – Korolev, Russia (via JSC)

July 14, Friday
8:00 a.m. – Service Module Update Report – Korolev, Russia (via JSC)

The Post-Launch Press Conference from Baikonur, Kazakhstan will replay at 1:00
p.m., 4:00 p.m.. 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., and 1:00 a.m.

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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.

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 pm, 6 pm, 9 pm
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 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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Contract Awards

Contract awards are posted to the NASA Acquisition information
Service Web site: http://procurement.nasa.gov/EPS/award.html

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