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NASA Daily News Summary update 9 May 2000

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May 9, 2000
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FLIGHT CREW NAMED FOR FUTURE SPACE STATION MISSION

NASA CENTER TO PROCURE LANDFILL GAS FOR USE IN HEATING PLANT

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FLIGHT CREW NAMED FOR FUTURE SPACE STATION MISSION

Veteran astronaut James D. Wetherbee (Capt., USN) will command the
eighth Space Shuttle mission to visit the International Space
Station on a flight in 2001 to rotate space station crews and
continue space station assembly. Joining Wetherbee on the flight
deck for STS-102 aboard Discovery will be Pilot James M. Kelly
(Lt. Col., USAF). Rounding out the crew are Mission Specialists
Andy Thomas, Ph.D., Paul Richards, and previously assigned space
station Expedition 2 crew members, Yuri V. Usachev, James S. Voss
(Col., USA, Ret.) and Susan J. Helms (Col., USAF).

Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington DC: Dwayne Brown
(Phone: 202/358-1726).
Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston TX: Doug Peterson
(Phone: 281/483-5111).

For full text see:
ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-078.txt

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NASA CENTER TO PROCURE LANDFILL GAS FOR USE IN HEATING PLANT

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, will burn
landfill gas to heat its buildings under a new contract awarded
today. “This project will prevent as much pollution as planting
68,000 acres of trees or removing 100,000 cars from Maryland
highways by reducing harmful gases produced at the Center and the
landfill. As an added benefit, we expect significant savings over
our current gas and fuel oil costs. Further savings will be
realized in the future if the Center expands the project to
include alternate fuel for our vehicles,” said Barry Green,
Goddard energy manager. The sole-source contract was awarded to
Toro Energy of Maryland, LLC, Dallas, TX, for utility service of
landfill gas.

Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Sonja Alexander
(Phone: 202/358-1761).
Contact at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD: Jim
Sahli (Phone: 301/286-0697).

For full text see:
ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/contract/2000/c00-d.txt

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