Press Release

NASA Headquarters Mars Rover Opportunity Press Briefing March 2

By SpaceRef Editor
March 1, 2004
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Significant findings from NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover
Opportunity, now exploring Meridiani Planum on Mars, will be
announced at a press briefing at 2 p.m. EST, Tuesday, March 2,
2004, at NASA Headquarters, Washington.

The briefing will originate from the James E. Webb Auditorium,
300 E St., S.W., Washington, and will be carried live on NASA
TV with two-way question-and-answer capability for reporters
covering the event from participating NASA centers.

Dr. Ed Weiler, Associate Administrator, Office of Space Science
at NASA Headquarters, will make opening remarks. The panelists
include:

  • Professor Steve Squyres, Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Principal Investigator, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
  • Professor John Grotzinger, MER science team geologist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Dr. Benton C. Clark III, MER science team member and Chief Scientist of Space Exploration, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Astronautics Operations, Denver
  • Dr. Joy Crisp, MER Project Scientist, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
  • Dr. Jim Garvin, Lead Scientist for Mars and the Moon, NASA Headquarters

NASA Television is available on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band,
located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0
MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80
MHz. Audio of the broadcast will be available on voice circuit
at the Kennedy Space Center on 321/867-1220.

For a live webcast of the briefing and information about NASA
TV on the Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

SpaceRef staff editor.