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NASA Hosts Teleconference About Rover En Route To Mars Landing

By SpaceRef Editor
June 8, 2012
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NASA Hosts Teleconference About Rover En Route To Mars Landing
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NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EDT, June 11, to provide a status update on the Aug. 5, 2012, landing of the most advanced rover ever to be sent to Mars.

NASA’s Curiosity rover, carried by the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft, will land near the Martian equator at approximately 10:31 p.m. PDT, Aug. 5, (1:31 a.m. EDT, Aug. 6).

Panelists include:

— Dave Lavery, MSL program executive, NASA Headquarters, Washington

— Michael Meyer, lead scientist, Mars Exploration Program, NASA Headquarters

— Pete Theisinger, MSL project manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

— John Grotzinger, MSL project scientist, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.

For dial-in information, reporters must e-mail their name, media affiliation and telephone number to Dwayne Brown at [email protected] by 11:30 a.m. EDT, June 11.

Audio of the event will be streamed live online at: http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

The public can follow the mission on Facebook and Twitter at: http://www.facebook.com/marscuriosity

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For more information about the mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/msl

SpaceRef staff editor.