Marshall Space Flight Center
Media Advisory: 05-140
Attention: Early Morning Producer
Friday, Aug. 26, 2005
6-10 a.m. EDT
Free 10-minute windows--with B-roll
NASA Celebrates Six Years of Amazing Space Discoveries by Chandra X-ray Observatory
Who: Dr. Martin Weisskopf, Chief Scientist, Chandra Program, Marshall Space Flight Center
- In August 1999, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory opened for business.
- During the past year Chandra imaged auroras from Jupiter and X-rays from Saturn, and shed new light on the early days of our solar system with an unprecedented view of the Orion Nebula.
- Chandra also discovered a black hole eruption -- the most powerful ever recorded in the universe -- which has lasted for 100 million years and is still going.
- The bus-size, six-ton spacecraft continues to unlock mysteries of the universe as it travels one-third of the way to the Moon every 64 hours in its egg-shaped, Earth orbit.
- One scientist has devoted almost 30 years of his life and career to the Chandra project. Talk with him about the exciting discoveries, and what lies ahead for Chandra.
Satellite Interview Information:
Steve Roy, Public & Employee Communications
Digital Satellite Information - Addressable Integrated Receiver Decoder Required
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