NASA Hosts Oct. 11 Teleconference About Mars Curiosity Rover Progress


image NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT, 18:00 UTC) on Thursday, Oct. 11, to provide a status update on the Curiosity roverís mission to Marsí Gale Crater.

The Mars Science Laboratoryís Curiosity rover is 63 days into a two-year mission to investigate whether conditions may have been favorable for microbial life.

For teleconference dial-in information, reporters must send their name, media affiliation and telephone number to Elena Mejia at elena.mejia@jpl.nasa.gov or call the JPL Media Relations Office at +1 818-354-5011.

Audio and visuals of the event will be streamed live online:
http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio
http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl

Visuals will be available at the start of the event:
http://go.nasa.gov/curiositytelecon

Contacts:
DC Agle / Guy Webster
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
+1 818-354-5011
agle@jpl.nasa.gov / guy.webster@jpl.nasa.gov

Dwayne Brown
NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
+1 202-358-1726
dwayne.c.brown@nasa.gov

Information about NASAís Curiosity mission:
http://www.nasa.gov/mars
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl

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