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UPDATE # 22 - February 28, 1997

PART 1: Upcoming WebChats
PART 2: Don't Forget!
PART 3: NASA TV Signal Gets New Home
PART 4: Subscribing & Unsubscribing: How to do it!


- Tuesday, March 4, from 9-10 a.m., PDT, Peter Thomas, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. - Tuesday, March 11, from 9-10 a.m., PDT, Bridget Landry, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA PETER THOMAS is a research scientist at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He studies pictures of other planets and satellites sent back by spacecraft. His particular interests in Mars are how the wind shapes the surface by moving sand and dust, sometimes in global storms, and how the polar caps have affected Mars' geology and climate. Peter is a member of the science teams that plan, and will analyze images sent back by the Mars Orbiter Camera on Mars Global Surveyor, as well as the Orbiter and Lander cameras on the '98 Mars Surveyor Orbiter and Lander. He also works on other planetary missions such as the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Mission, the Galileo mission to Jupiter, and the Cassini mission to be launched to Saturn. BRIDGET LANDRY teaches computers on the ground to speak the same language as the Mars Pathfinder. As the deputy uplink systems engineer, Bridget takes very complex, but general computer programs and makes them understand all the commands that the Pathfinder knows. The people on the science and instrument teams then use this tool to build sets of commands called sequences, which, when sent to the spacecraft, accomplish specific tasks, like taking pictures, etc. Read more about Peter and Bridget by going to their biographies at: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/team Please join us! RSVP to Andrea by sending a brief Email note to andream@quest.arc.nasa.gov. This RSVP is very important, as it will allow us to ensure that the chatroom does not become too crowded.


The Live From Mars program #1, "Countdown," will be rebroadcast on NASA-TV this coming Monday, February 28 at 2-3 p.m., EDT. NASA TV: Spacenet-2, C-Band, T5, Ch. 9, 69 W, 3880 MHz, horizontal polarization, audio 6.8 MHz. NASA TV may preempt scheduled programming for live agency events.


[Editor's note: This NASA press release (N97-11) was written by Deanna Corridon, Headquarters, Washington, DC] February 25, 1997 On March 15, NASA Television will begin broadcasting via a new satellite that will allow reception by a wider audience throughout the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii. NASA Television is designed to provide real-time coverage of Agency activities and missions as well as resource video to the news media, and educational programming to teachers, students and the general public. NTV currently is transmitted on the Spacenet 2 satellite, which is nearing the end of its life cycle. The GE-2 satellite, which was launched in January and is operated by GE Americom, will provide NASA TV with a larger "footprint," or coverage area. Effective March 15, NTV will be available on GE-2, Transponder 9C at 85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, with a frequency of 3880 Mhz, and audio of 6.8 Mhz. For more information about NASA Television, including program scheduling, please visit the NASA Television home page on the World Wide Web at URL: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/ntv.html


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