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NASA Daily News Summary

For Release: July 13, 1999


Media Advisory m99-140

Summary:

A New View of The Cosmos: Space Artist's Work Unveiled

Video File for July 13

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A NEW VIEW OF THE COSMOS: SPACE ARTIST'S WORK UNVEILED

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) and NASA Administrator Daniel


Goldin will unveil the artwork of James F. Dicke II at NASA
Headquarters, at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 13. Dicke's influences
include the Hubble Space Telescope, which peers beyond the
theoretical capability scientists had calculated as the edge of
existing matter. He believes that a work of art should engage the
mind and draw the viewer into its surface, sharing the experience
and wonder of the artist with the viewerÕs own experiences,
curiosity and exploration of ambiguity.

Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Roddy Young


202/358-4726.
Contact at the Office of Office of Congressman Lamar Smith:
Allen Kay 202/225-4236.

Full text of media advisory:


ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/media/1999/m99-141.txt

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Index of 1999 NASA News Releases:

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

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Video File for July 13, 1999


Item 1 - STS-93 Crew Training TRT 11:05
Item 2 - STS-93 Training and Mission Animation (replay) TRT 5:15
Item 3 - Chandra B-Roll and Animation (replay) TRT 7:45
Item 4 - Apollo 11 Retrospective
interviews and B-Roll (replay) TRT 31:00
Item 5 - Apollo 11 30th Anniversary (replay) TRT 18:42

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Item 1 - STS-93 Crew Training


Footage includes various aspects of training

Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: James


Hartsfield 281/483-5111.

Item 2 - STS-93 Mission Animation (replay) TRT - 5:15


Compilation of computer animation used during the STS-93
mission overview briefing.

Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: Kyle


Herring 281/483-5111.

Item 3 - Chandra B-Roll and Animation (replay) TRT 7:45

a - Astronauts at Telescope Assembly TRT - 3:28


Astronauts from the STS-93 crew visit the Chandra Telescope
assembly.

b - Chandra Readied for shipping TRT - 1:42


Chandra is bagged, put in a shipping container and readied
for shipping to NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

c - Chandra IUS arrival TRT - 1:11


Footage shows the Chandra X-ray telescope mating with the IUS

Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Donald Savage


202/358-1727.
Contact at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville AL:
Dave Drachlis 256/544-6538.

d - Mirror Comparison TRT - :37


Animation shows the refraction properties of the Chandra X-
ray telescope. X-rays that strike a mirror head-on are
absorbed. X-rays that hit a mirror at grazing angles are
reflected like a pebble skipping across a pond. Thus, X-ray
telescope mirrors are shaped like barrels rather than dishes.

e - Deep Space Network TRT - :14


Animation shows the communication path between the satellite
and the AXAF Science Center in Cambridge, MA. This
communication is via NASA's Deep Space Network.

f- Light Path TRT - :25


X-ray photons entering the telescope are reflected at grazing
angles and focussed onto an electronic detector to make an
image of a cosmic source.

Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Donald Savage


202/358-1727.
Contact at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville AL:
Dave Drachlis 256/544-6538.

Item 4 - Apollo 11 - 30th Anniversary Retrospective Video (replay)

Includes interviews conducted at the National Air and Space Museum


on May 26, 1989, with all three astronauts--Michael Collins, Neil
Armstrong, and Ed "Buzz" Aldrin--as well as historical footage of
Apollo 11.

Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Ray Castillo


202/358-4555.

Item 5 - Apollo 11 30th Anniversary (replay)

a - The Apollo 11 Mission: Prior to Flight TRT - 5:47


Clips show various aspects of the Apollo 11 mission that sent
Astronauts Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong, and Ed "Buzz"
Aldrin to the Moon. The first set of clips includes the
following:
Crew photo
Mission simulator
LEM flight tests
Suit-up
Walkout

b - The Apollo 11 Mission: Liftoff TRT - 5:44


Footage includes:
Saturn V liftoff
First and second stage separation
Crew enroute to Moon
Views of Earth from the Command module

c - The Apollo 11 Mission: On the Moon TRT - 1:27


Footage includes:
Lunar views
LEM separates from command module
LEM descends to the Moon
Earth views

d - The Apollo 11 Mission: From the Moon back to Earth


TRT - 4:22
Footage includes:
Armstrong steps on the Moon
Walking on Moon
Planting flag on Moon
Crew retrieval from ocean and quarantine

Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Ray Castillo


202/358-4555.

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