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NASA Daily News Summary

For Release: Jan. 13, 1999


Media Advisory m99-008

TODAY'S SUMMARY:

NASA has no press releases scheduled for today.

NASA VIDEO FILE FOR JAN. 13, 1999

NOTE: NASA will televise a live briefing on the Stardust


mission today at 2:00 p.m., EST. See below.

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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 1998 NASA News Releases:


http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1998/index.html

Index of 1999 NASA News Releases:


http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1999/index.html

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NASA VIDEO FILE FOR JAN. 13, 1999

ITEM 1: Stardust Mission

Stardust will be the first U.S. mission to fly close to


a comet and bring cometary material back to Earth for
analysis by scientists worldwide. Videofile features:

* Animation from deployment through Sample Return


* Spacecraft Being Readied for Launch at Kennedy Space Center
* Aerogel Capsule
* Interview with Aerogel inventor, Dr. Peter Tsou, and
demonstration of some of its qualities
* Interview with Dr. Donald C. Brownlee, Principal
Investigator for Stardust
* Stardust Drop Test in desert (B-roll)
* Stardust Microchip showing thousands of names imprinted
on it (B-roll)
* Historic Comets, present and past (B-roll)

Contact at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA:


Mary Beth Murrill 818/354-5011.
Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Doug Isbell
202/358-1753.

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NASA normally airs the Video File at noon, 3:00, 6:00, 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 the most recent NASA Video File Advisory, see:


ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/tv-advisory/nasa-tv.txt

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STARDUST BRIEFING

NASA will televise a live briefing on the Stardust mission


today at 2:00 p.m., EST. For more information, see:
http://www.nasa.gov/

For the Schedule of News Events on NASA Television, see:


http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/breaking.html

The Stardust briefing will air again later today as part of


the NASA TV Gallery at 4:00, 7:00, and 10:00 p.m., EST.

Ray Castillo
NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: 202/358-4555.

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CONTRACT AWARDS

NASA posts contract awards to:


http://procurement.nasa.gov/EPS/award.html

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END OF DAILY NEWS SUMMARY