Press Release

NASA Invites Media to Prototype Rover Photo Opportunity

By SpaceRef Editor
June 10, 2012
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NASA Invites Media to Prototype Rover Photo Opportunity

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Media are invited to a briefing and photo opportunity at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 12, at the Press Site television auditorium at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to view a prototype of a lunar prospecting mission.

The Regolith and Environment Science and Oxygen and Lunar Volatile Extraction, or RESOLVE, consists of a lunar rover and drill provided by the Canadian Space Agency to support a NASA payload that is designed to prospect for water, ice and other lunar resources. RESOLVE also will demonstrate how future explorers can take advantage of resources at potential landing sites by manufacturing oxygen from soil.

Journalists will have an opportunity to photograph the hardware, as well as interview NASA and Canadian Space Agency officials.

NASA will be conducting field tests in July outside of Hilo, Hawaii, with equipment and concept vehicles that demonstrate how explorers might prospect for resources and make their own oxygen for survival while on other planetary bodies.

Journalists without Kennedy accreditation must apply for credentials by 4 p.m. June 11. International media accreditation for this event is closed. Badges for this specific event can be picked up at Kennedy’s Badging Office on State Road 405. Media must apply for credentials online at:

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SpaceRef staff editor.