Press Release

NASA News Summary for May 22

By SpaceRef Editor
May 22, 2000
Filed under
NASA Daily News Summary
For Release:  May 22, 2000
Media Advisory m00-101


SUMMARY


NEWS RELEASES


NASA Partners with the Air Force to Attract Minority Students to Aerospace
NASA and Congressman Owens Open New Aeronautics Classroom



VIDEO

  ***ALL TIMES EASTERN***

Note:  Due to the Shuttle Schedule, the Video File will play at noon EDT as 
usual and then replay along with the STS-101 Flight Day Highlights.  For more 
information, watch NASA TV and check the Shuttle Mission Schedule 
(http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/nasatv/schedule.html) for updates.

Item 1 - Mars Global Surveyor Releases 20,000 Images - JPL
Item 2 - X-40A Goes to Dryden for Flight Testing- MSFC
Item 3 - GOES Launch and Video File (replay for WTVJ in Miami)


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NEWS RELEASES


NASA and Congressman Owens Open New Aeronautics Classroom

     Brooklyn, NY, students soon will be exploring the world of science and 
technology using the latest computer hardware and software in the brand new 
Major Owens Aeronautics Education Laboratory (AEL), named for Brooklyn 
Congressman Major R. Owens. NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin, Astronaut Michael 
P. Anderson and other NASA officials, along with Congressman Owens, and staff 
from Medgar Evers College/CUNY, Brooklyn, NY, and the Glenn Research Center, 
Cleveland, OH, open the lab doors today at a dedication ceremony on the campus 
of Medgar Evers College.  

Headquarters contact: Sonja Alexander (Phone:  202/358-1761)

Glenn Research Center contact: Lori Rachul (Phone:  216/433-2901)

Medgar Evers College contact: Fred Price (Phone:  212/594-8926)

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NASA Partners with the Air Force to Attract Minority Students to Aerospace

     NASA for the first time this year will use an established U.S. Air Force 
agreement to fund flight training for minority Air Force Reserve Officer 
Training Corps (ROTC) candidates. NASA's Office of Safety and Mission Assurance 
will fund one of two three-week flight training programs for 18 Air Force cadets 
who plan to pursue engineering, mathematics and science majors.


Headquarters contact: Sonja Alexander (Phone:  202/358-1761)

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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


Note:  Due to the Shuttle Schedule, the Video File will play at noon EDT as 
usual and then replay along with the STS-101 Flight Day Highlights.  For more 
information, watch NASA TV and check the Shuttle Mission Schedule 
(http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/nasatv/schedule.html) for updates.

Video File for May 22, 2000
11:22 a.m.

Item 1 - Mars Global Surveyor Releases 20,000 Images - JPL
        TRT:  TBD
Contact at Headquarters:  Dolores Beasley (202) 358-1753.
Contact at Jet Propulsion Lab:  Mary Hardin (818) 354-5011.

Item 2 - X-40A Goes to Dryden for Flight Testing- MSFC
        TRT:  11
Contact at Headquarters:  Jim Cast (202) 358-1779.
Contact at Marshall:  Dave Drachlis (256) 544-2520.

Item 3 - GOES Launch and Video File (replay for WTVJ in Miami)
        TRT:  19:00
Contact at Headquarters:  Dave Steitz (202) 358-1730.
Contact at Goddard Space Flight Center:  Wade Sisler (301) 286-6256.

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 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 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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