Press Release

NASA to Host Live Discussion on New Mars Science Results

By SpaceRef Editor
June 6, 2018
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The media and public are invited to ask questions during a live discussion at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDTThursday, June 7, on new science results from NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover. The results are embargoed by the journal Science until then. 


The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Michelle Thaller, assistant director of science for communications, in NASA’s Planetary Science Division will host the chat. Participants include: 

  • Paul Mahaffy, director of the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland
  • Jen Eigenbrode, research scientist at Goddard
  • Chris Webster, senior research fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
  • Ashwin Vasavada, Mars Science Laboratory project scientist, JPL 

Media who would like to participate by phone must email their name, media affiliation and phone number to Nancy Jones at by 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) on June 7

The public can send questions on social media by using #askNASA. The event can also be watched on Facebook LiveTwitch TVUstreamYouTube and Twitter/Periscope.

For information about NASA’s Curiosity rover, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.