Re: Press Briefing on 1996 Mars Missions Set for October 16

Subject: Re: Press Briefing on 1996 Mars Missions Set for October 16
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996 17:25:44 -0400 (EDT)

Dear Jan, or anyone else who might know the answer to my question,
Will there be a rebroadcast of the NASA press conference??
I am very upset.  I began taping the NASA press conference re: the Mars missions
today, but then had to leave my room when the next teacher came in.  I
turned down the volume (all the way down) on the tv so it wouldn't bother
the incoming class/teacher, and just left it quietly taping the news
conference.  I mentioned to him that I was hoping I would be taping the
sound even though I had turned it down on the tv because it was an important
program on the Mars missions which I was taping for my class, and it was
important that I didn't miss anything.   I left the room hoping it would
record ok.   When I returned 45 mins later, I was shocked to see that the
teacher had turned off the tv, AND the vcr after my departure, so I lost 45
mins of the program.

QUESTION:  Does anyone know if NASA will run a repeat of this press conference??
OR  Is CNN going to broadcast it.  CNN did broadcast the last big press
conference re: the rock.    I would love to get a recording of the whole
conference.  I came back into my room and turned the tv back on as Matt
Golembeck was speaking, but I missed the beginning of his talk (got the
end).  If I can get the time of a NASA repeat, I can ask our AVA man to tape
it for me.  He can NOT tape things on the spur of the moment or without
advance notification.  I tried to get him to do that today and he couldn't.
Thanks in advance for any schedule info.   Barb in NJ

At 04:22 PM 10/15/96 -0500, you wrote:
>Dear discuss-lfm members,
>For anyone who missed this announcement, tomorrow is
>the NASA Press Briefing on the 1996 Mars Missions!
>Jan Wee, Co-Moderator and Education Outreach
> Coordinator for Passport to Knowledge
>Douglas Isbell
>Headquarters, Washington, DC              October 10, 1996
>(Phone:  202/358-1547)
>Diane Ainsworth
>Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
>(Phone: 818/354-5011)
>RELEASE: 96-205
>     NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin and a panel of 
>senior space scientists and engineers will discuss NASA's 
>plans for the robotic exploration of Mars and, specifically, 
>the two U.S. missions set for launch to the planet this fall, 
>during a press briefing on Wednesday, October 16, at NASA 
>Headquarters, Washington, DC.
>     Administrator Goldin is scheduled to open the briefing 
>at 11:30 a.m. EST with remarks on NASA's vision for Mars 
>exploration.  Dr. Wesley Huntress, NASA Associate 
>Administrator for Space Science, will speak at 1 p.m. on the 
>goals of the space agency's long-term Mars Surveyor Program 
>and on NASA's cooperation with Russia in the Mars '96 
>mission.  Dr. Michael Carr of the U.S. Geological Survey then 
>will discuss the state of scientific knowledge about Mars, 
>and what major questions the upcoming missions will help answer.
>     This will be followed by a panel of speakers focused on 
>detailed discussions of the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) 
>orbiter and Mars Pathfinder lander missions, featuring:
>- Glenn Cunningham, MGS project manager
>- Dr. Arden Albee, MGS project scientist
>- Anthony Spear, Mars Pathfinder project manager
>- Dr. Matthew Golombek, Mars Pathfinder project scientist.
>     MGS is due for launch on November 6 and Mars Pathfinder 
>is due for launch on December 2, both on Delta II launch 
>vehicles, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, FL.  An on-time 
>launch of Mars Pathfinder would result in its landing in the 
>Ares Vallis region of Mars on July 4, 1997.  MGS arrives in 
>orbit around Mars in September 1997 and after several months 
>of aerobraking in the upper atmosphere of Mars, will begin 
>its primary mapping mission in March 1998.
>     The press briefing will be broadcast on NASA TV, with 
>interactive question-and-answer capability at participating 
>NASA centers.  In addition, the NASA TV Video File on that 
>day will be dedicated to Mars, barring any breaking news events.
>     NASA Television is located at Spacenet 2, Transponder 5, 
>Channel 9, C-Band, located at 69 degrees West longitude, with 
>horizontal polarization.  Frequency will be on 3880.0 
>megahertz, with audio on 6.8 megahertz.
>     Further information on NASA's plans for robotic Mars 
>exploration can be accessed on the Internet at the following URL:
>                          -end-