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NASA Daily News Summary

For Release: Sept. 14, 2000


Media Advisory m00-177

SUMMARY

NEWS RELEASES

LANDMARK COMMERCIAL AGREEMENT GIVES BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH


A NEW DIMENSION

VIDEO ***ALL TIMES EASTERN***

VIDEO FILE FOR SEPT. 14, 2000

UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS

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NEWS RELEASES

LANDMARK COMMERCIAL AGREEMENT GIVES


BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH A NEW DIMENSION

NASA has entered into a groundbreaking agreement with the private


sector to explore a new frontier in biotechnology, focusing on
infectious disease research and developing a liver-assist device
for patients in need of transplant surgery.

Inspired by a news article on NASA's efforts to commercialize


space activities, H. Fisk Johnson, Ph.D., president of Wisconsin-
based, private venture capital company Fisk Ventures, Inc. (FVI),
approached the Agency about a partnership which culminated in an
agreement to develop commercial medical products using NASA's
Bioreactor technology. Goldin and Johnson signed the agreement
today in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.

Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Sarah Keegan (Phone:


202/358-1902)

For full text see:


ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-143.txt

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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 File for Sept. 14, 2000

ITEM 1 - PIONEERING PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY: NASA AND STELSYS


(VIDEO) - HQ
ITEM 2 - BIOREACTOR COMMERCIALIZATION VIDEO FILE- HQ
ITEM 3 - SPECTACULAR MOSAIC CAPTURES AUSTRALIA IN ALL HER
"OLYMPIC" GLORY - GSFC
ITEM 4 - CENTAURS'S BRIGHT SURFACE SPOT COULD BE CRATER OF ICE -
STSCI
ITEM 5 - BRONX MURAL PROJECT CEREMONY - HQ

During Space Shuttle missions, the NASA Television schedule can be


found at the following web address:
http://ston.jsc.nasa.gov/tvsked/schedule.html

The Video File will play daily at Noon and 3:00 p.m. during STS-
106 unless noted differently on the STS-106 Television Schedule.

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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.

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UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS

September 14, Thursday


- 1:30 p.m. - STS-92 TCDT Pad Q & A (questions from Kennedy only)
- KSC
- 5:00 - 7:15 p.m. - First Long Duration Science Experments on the
ISS Live News Interviews -MSFC

September 18, Monday


- 3:00 - 6:30 p.m. - NOAA L Satellite Validation Testing - VAFB

September 19, Tuesday


- 1:00 p.m. - NOAA-L L-1 Prelaunch Briefing - VAFB

September 20, Wednesday


- 3:40 a.m. - STS-106 Landing - KSC
- 5:30 a.m. - NOAA-L Live Coverage and Commentary Begins
- VAFB
- 6:22 a.m. - NOAA-L Launch - VAFB
- 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Inflatable Antenna Developed By Minority
Students Live News Interviews - JPL

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.

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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Contract Awards

Contract awards are posted to the NASA Acquisition information


Service Web site: http://procurement.nasa.gov/EPS/award.html

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