Press Release

NASA Daily News Summary – Feb. 4, 2000

By SpaceRef Editor
February 4, 2000
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NASA Daily News Summary
For release: Feb. 4, 2000
m00-022.txt

Summary:

New Results Show Which Way the Wind Blows over the Oceans

Video File – Feb. 4, 2000

Live Television Event: NASA FY 2001 Budget Briefing, 2:30 p.m. EST,
February 7, 2000.

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New Results Show Which Way the Wind Blows over the Oceans

Scientists, weather forecasters and the public take
possession of a valuable stream of meteorological and climate
observations this week, as the first calibrated measurements from
NASA’s Seawinds instrument on the Quikscat satellite become
available — information that can improve weather forecasting
around the world.

Full text:

ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-019.txt

NASA HQ contact: David Steitz (Phone: 202/358-1730)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory contact: Diane Ainsworth (Phone: 818/354-
0850)

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Should any other releases be issued today, a summary will be sent to
this list. An index of NASA News Releases for 2000 can be found at:

http://www.nasa.gov/releases/2000/

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Video File for Feb. 4, 2000

Item 1 – X-38 Tests Largest Parafoil Ever – JSC

Headquarters Contact: Kirsten Williams 202/358-0243
JSC Contact: James Hartsfield 281/483-5111

Item 2 – New Results Show Which Way the Wind Blows over the Oceans- JPL

Headquarters Contact: Dave Steitz 202/358-1730
JPL Contact: Diane Ainsworth 818/354-5011

Item 3 – Hubble Heritage Picture – STI (replay)

Headquarters Contact: Don Savage 202/358-1727
STI Contact: Ray Villard 410/338-4514

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Item 1 – X-38 Tests Largest Parafoil Ever – JSC

Item 1A:
Title – X-38 Animation
Description – Computer animation of the X-38 Crew Return Vehicle
including docking, flight path, and parafoil parachute deploy.
TRT – 2:54
Supers – Video Courtesy NASA
Center Contact – James Hartsfield
281/ 483-5111

Item 1B:
Title – X-38 Parafoil Flight Test
Description – NASA’s X-38 Crew Return Vehicle team successfully
flies
the world’s largest parafoil parachute on Jan. 19, 2000 at the
Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.
TRT – 2:46
Supers – Video Courtesy NASA
Center Contact – James Hartsfield
281/ 483-5111

Item 1C:
Title – John Muratore Interview
Description – NASA X-38 Program Manager John Muratore describes the
X-38 development and the milestones reached in the Jan. 19, 2000
parafoil test.
TRT – 3:48
Supers – Video Courtesy NASA
Center Contact – James Hartsfield
281/ 483-5111

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Item 2 – New Results Show Which Way the Wind Blows over the Oceans- JPL

Item 1 – NASA’s Seawinds keeps eye on storms
NASA’s Seawinds instrument on the Quikscat satellite is providing a new
dimension to understanding weather and climate. Measurements of wind
direction and strength around the world are shown in this animation of
Seawinds data collected in Sept. 1999. Included are the development and
paths of hurricanes in the Atlantic and Pacific.
TRT – :50

Item 2 – Monsoon Rains over Southern Asia
Seawinds measures surface wind speed and direction over the oceans.
Data collected in Sept. 1999 shows ocean winds that delivered monsoon
rains to southern Asia.
TRT -: 43

Item 3 – NASA’s Seawinds Watches Iceberg Motion in Antarctic
Two icebergs in the Antarctic are seen over a three-week period in Oct.
1999. Locating and tracking icebergs which can present hazards in
shipping lanes is just one advantage of Seawinds, which measures the
winds over the world’s oceans.
TRT -: 26

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Live Television Event:

NASA FY 2001 Budget: A briefing on NASA’s fiscal year 2001 budget
request will be held on Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at 2:30 p.m. EST in the
James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street, SW,
Washington, DC.

Headquarters contact (budget information): Beth Schmid (Phone:
202/358-1760)

Headquarters contact (television information): Ray Castillo (Phone:
202/358-4555)

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TV Producers:

Please note all times, unless otherwise noted, are Eastern Time.

This heads-up announces our most current line-up of stories on
NASA’s daily Video File feed. As we try to provide you the best,
most current service possible, THE LINE-UP MAY CHANGE THROUGHOUT
THE DAY.

Any CHANGES TO THE 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, 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.,
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.

For general questions about the video file call NASA Headquarters,
Washington, DC: Ray Castillo 202/358-4555 or Elvia Thompson
202/358-1696.

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Contract Awards

NASA HEADQUARTERS AWARDS RESEARCH SUPPORT CONTRACT
ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/contract/2000/c00-b.txt

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

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