Press Release

NASA Daily News Summary – Media Advisory m00-019

By SpaceRef Editor
February 1, 2000
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NASA Daily News Summary
For Release: Feb. 1, 2000
Media Advisory m00-019

SUMMARY

NEWS RELEASES:
No News Releases Today

VIDEO:

ALL TIMES EASTERN

Video File for Feb. 1, 2000

Item 1 – Sun’s Crooked Magnetic Field

Item 2 – KSC Clean Up

Item 3 – Solar Maximum

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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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ALL TIMES EASTERN

Video File for Feb.1, 2000

Item 1 – Sun’s Crooked Magnetic Field

Item 2 – KSC Clean Up

Item 3 – Solar Maximum

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Item 1 – The Solar Magnetic Field is Crooked and Variable

By compiling all the solar wind data gathered in the space age, NASA scientists
have concluded that even though the solar magnetic field is constantly changing,
it always returns to its original shape and position. Animation of a compilation
of images spanning approximately one month show the solar wind and bursts of
coronal mass ejections (CMEs) that periodically occur. Other images include
photos taken by x-ray and ultraviolet telescopes.

Video Courtesy NASA

TRT – 1:00

Center contact: Jane Platt 818/354-0880

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov

Item 2 – Groundwater Clean Up at KSC (b-roll)

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is one of several federal agencies participating in
an environmental research project that evaluates groundwater cleanup techniques
at Launch Complex 34 at the Cape Canaveral Air Station. Concentrations of
Trichloroethylene solvent have been identified in the soil there as a result of
cleaning methods for rocket parts during the Apollo program in the 1960s.

Video Courtesy NASA

TRT 1:16

Center contact: Bruce Buckingham 321/867-2468

Item 3 – Solar Max (replay)

The Solar Cycle will reach its peak in the year 2000. This year is going to be a
solar max, which occurs every 11 years. A solar max could damage satellites and
cause power outages across the country. A NASA scientist has developed a new
more reliable forecasting technique for solar max. Package includes animation
and interviews.

Item 3a – SOLAR MAXIMUM ANIMATION————————-TRT 4:40

Item 3b – INTERVIEW EXCERPTS——————————TRT 4:10

David Hathaway, NASA Scientist, MSFC

TRT – 9:45

Center contact: Steve Roy 256/544-6535

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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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