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NASA Schedules Briefing to Announce Significant Find on Mars

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Monday, December 4, 2006

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NASA hosts a news briefing at 1 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Dec. 6, to present new science results from the Mars Global Surveyor. The briefing will take place in the NASA Headquarters auditorium located at 300 E Street, S.W. in Washington and carried live on NASA Television and www.nasa.gov.

The agency last week announced the spacecraft's mission may be at its end. Mars Global Surveyor has served the longest and been the most productive of any spacecraft ever sent to the red planet. Data gathered from the mission will continue to be analyzed by scientists.

Panelists include:

  • Michael Meyer -- Lead Scientist, Mars Exploration Program, NASA Headquarters, Washington
  • Michael Malin -- President and Chief Scientist, Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego, Calif.
  • Kenneth Edgett -- Scientist, Malin Space Science Systems
  • Philip Christensen -- Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.

Reporters at participating agency field centers will be able to ask questions. For more information about NASA TV streaming video, downlink and schedule information, visit the web at: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For information about NASA and agency programs, visit: http://www.nasa.gov

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