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NASA Daily News Summary – Media Advisory m00-027

By SpaceRef Editor
February 14, 2000
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NASA Daily News Summary
For Release: Feb. 14, 2000
Media Advisory m00-027

SUMMARY

NEWS RELEASES:
No releases today.

VIDEO: ALL TIMES EASTERN

Live Television Events today (other than STS-99 mission-related):
9:00 am – Noon – NEAR MIssion Live Coverage – APL via GSFC
2:00 pm – NEAR Encounter Press Briefing – APL via GSFC

Video File:

Due to Live Coverage of Space Shuttle Mission STS-99, video file
will only run at 12:30 pm today.

ITEM 1 – A VALENTINE FROM MARS

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NOTE: LOCAL STORY ANGLES FOR SHUTTLE MISSION STS-99

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:
http://www.shuttlepresskit.com/STS-99/payload46.htm

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
“École 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

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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 Feb. 14, 2000

ITEM 1 – A VALENTINE FROM MARS—————————-TRT :15

The Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) captured
this unique view of a bright, heart-shaped mesa in the south polar
region on Nov. 26, 1999. This feature is located in the Promethei
Rupes region near 79.6 degrees S, 298.3 degrees W. Sunlight
illuminates the scene from the lower left. The heart is about 279
yards across. The presence of this mesa indicates that the darker,
rough terrain that surrounds it was once covered by a layer of the
bright material.

For more information see:
http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/2_11_00_valentines/index.html

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Unless otherwise noted, ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN.

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 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 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.

Refer general questions about the video file to NASA Headquarters,
Washington, DC: Ray Castillo, 202/358-4555, or Elvia Thompson,
202/358-1696, elvia.thompson@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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The NASA Daily News Summary is issued each business day at
approximately 2 p.m. Eastern time. Members of the media who wish
to subscribe or unsubscribe from this list, please send e-mail
message to:

Brian.Dunbar@hq.nasa.gov

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Add to NASA Daily News Summary
For Release: Feb. 14, 2000
Media Advisory m00-027a

ALL TIMES EASTERN

NOTE:

Later today, NASA will post NEW IMAGES related to these ongoing
missions:

Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), STS-99
at approximately 4:00 pm, following the Mission Status Briefing

Mission footage will play again during Flight Day Highlights
at 7:00 pm with replays at at 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm, 10:00 pm,
11:00 pm & midnight

images on the web at:
http://www.nasa.gov
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/srtm/
http://www.dfd.dlr.de/srtm/html/newtoday_en.htm

Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) Mission
at approximately 5:00 pm, on this website:
http://near.jhuapl.edu/

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If NASA issues additional news releases later today, we will e-
mail summaries and Internet URLs to this list.
Index of 1999 NASA News Releases:
http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1999/index.html

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The NASA Daily News Summary is issued each business day at
approximately 2 p.m. Eastern time. Members of the media who wish
to subscribe or unsubscribe from this list, please send e-mail
message to:

Brian.Dunbar@hq.nasa.gov

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SpaceRef staff editor.