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NASA Daily News Summary - amended For Release: July 18, 2000 Media Advisory m00-137

SUMMARY

NEWS RELEASES

NASA SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY TO MONITOR MOTOR VEHICLE POLLUTION

VIDEO

***ALL TIMES EASTERN***

VIDEO FILE FOR JULY 18, 2000

UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS

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NEWS RELEASES

NASA SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY TO MONITOR MOTOR VEHICLE POLLUTION

Cities and states may soon have a new high-tech tool in the battle against automotive air pollution, thanks to NASA satellite technology originally developed to track global greenhouse gases and the Earth's protective ozone layer. As envisioned, NASA's atmospheric remote sensing technology will be adapted to an autonomous roadside system to monitor motor vehicle emissions. Cars and trucks will pass through a low-power light beam, without stopping or slowing down. Space-age sensor technology will instantly analyze vehicle exhaust pollutants important to local and state governments working to meet federally mandated air quality standards.

Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Michael Braukus (Phone: 202/358-1979).

Contact at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA: H. Keith Henry (Phone: 757/864-6120). Contact at SPX Service Solutions, Tucson, AZ: Jeri Collins or Craig Rendahl (Phone: 616/329-7731 - 520/241-1572)

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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:

Index of 1999 NASA News Releases:

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VIDEO FILE FOR JULY 18, 2000

ITEM 1 - NASA SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY TO MONITOR MOTOR VEHICLE POLLUTION ITEM 2 - HAUGHTON MARS PROJECT - JSC ITEM 3 - MISSE EXPERIMENT (SPACE STATION-RELATED) - GRC (REPLAY)

ANY CHANGES TO THE VIDEO LINE-UP WILL APPEAR ON THE NASA VIDEO FILE ADVISORY ON THE WEB AT

WE UPDATE THE ADVISORY THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

The NASA Video File normally airs at noon, 3 pm, 6 pm, 9 pm and midnight Eastern Time.

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UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS

July 18, Tuesday *1:00 p.m. - Eileen Collins Testimony to the House Subcommittee on Technology (originally recorded on 7/13/00) - HQ *4:00 p.m. - Eileen Collins Testimony to the House Subcommittee on Technology (originally recorded on 7/13/00) - HQ *7:00 p.m. - Eileen Collins Testimony to the House Subcommittee on Technology (originally recorded on 7/13/00) - HQ *10:00 p.m. - Eileen Collins Testimony to the House Subcommittee on Technology (originally recorded on 7/13/00) - HQ

July 19, Wednesday 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. - How to View Comet Linear Live News Interviews - JPL

July 20, Thursday 6:00 - 10:00 a.m. - How To View International Space Station Live News Interviews - MSFC

July 21, Friday 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. - Summer Scholar Live News Interviews - MSFC

For a complete list of upcoming live television events, see http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/breaking.html

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