Dolores Beasley

Headquarters, Washington, DC

(Phone: 202/358-1753)

Amber Jones

National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

(Phone: 703/306-1070)


Due to the launch delay of STS 101, the BOOMERANG science
briefing, scheduled for
2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 26 will not be carried live on NASA
Television. Instead the briefing will be broadcast live on the
KU-band GE3 satellite, transponder 17, horizontal polarization,
frequency 12040 MHz, audio 6.2 and 6.8 MHz.

Images from the briefing will be on the satellite at 1:55
p.m. EDT and immediately following the news briefing.

Media who wish to listen to the briefing on the telephone can
call toll-free: 800/369-1775; passcode: Boomerang. The phone
lines will open at 1:45 p.m. EDT and will be open through the
duration of the news briefing. A live webcast of the briefing
will be available on:

Reporters may attend the briefing at the James E. Webb
Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St., SW, Washington, DC.
There will not be question-and-answer capability from NASA

BOOMERANG (Balloon Observations of Millimetric Extragalactic
Radiation and Geophysics) obtained the first detailed images of
the early universe using an extremely sensitive telescope
suspended from a balloon that circumnavigated the Antarctic for 10
1/2 days during December 1998 and January 1999.

The BOOMERANG project is supported by NASA, the National
Science Foundation and the Department of Energy in the United
States; by the Italian Space Agency, the Italian Antarctic
Research Programme and the University of Rome La Sapienza in
Italy; and by the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council
in the United Kingdom. The 36 team members come from 16
universities and organizations in the United States, Italy, United
Kingdom and Canada.