Media Advisory: 00-039

For Release:
Feb. 18, 2000

Attention: Early Morning

Thursday Feb. 24

5-9 a.m. CST

Minute Windows–With B-Roll

NASA Scientist, Former Astronauts’
Search for Life in Antarctica
Lead to Discovery of Life in Solar System

  • Searching for life in the extremes of Earth may
    lead us to discovery of life elsewhere in our Solar System.
  • In January, an expedition team journeyed to Antarctica
    to search for tiny life forms.
  • They discovered living microorganisms in the ice
    and 20 meteorites for scientific research.
  • The expedition included former astronauts Jim Lovell
    and Owen Garriott.
  • NASA scientist has exciting, first-hand account
    of exploring and living in Antarctica, where the team endured three weeks of temperatures as
    low as minus 20 degrees F, with winds of up to 60 mph resulting in a wind chill factor of minus
    85 degrees F.
  • Great B-roll of Antarctica.


Richard Hoover
Space Sciences Department
Marshall Space Flight Center

Satellite Windows:

10 minutes

Satellite Coordinates:

GE-2, Transponder 9C,
85 degrees west longitude,
Frequency: 3880 MHz, audio: 6.8 MHz.

Satellite Interview Information:
Lindsey Rawl, Producer
(256) 544-2228
Beeper (256) 544-1183 PIN 0025

Story Information:
Steve Roy, Media Relations
(256) 544-0034

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