NASA to Televise Mars Curiosity Rover Science Update Sept. 27

Press Release From: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012

image PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA will host a news conference at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) Thursday, Sept. 27, to present science findings from the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater. The news conference from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., will be carried live on NASA Television, the agency's website and on Ustream.

Curiosity, also known as the Mars Science Laboratory, is 50 days into a two-year mission to investigate whether conditions may have been favorable for microbial life.

Media who wish to attend the news conference at JPL must arrange access by calling the Media Relations Office at 818-354-5011 by 10:30 a.m. Sept. 27. Valid media credentials are required. Non-U.S. citizens also must bring a passport.

Media representatives who cannot attend in-person may ask questions from other participating NASA centers or by telephone. To participate by phone, reporters should call the JPL Media Relations Office to obtain the number.

For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

To watch on Ustream, go to:

For information about NASA's Curiosity mission, visit: and

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