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I contacted NASA HQ in Washington today to ask about any MSL public events (since NASM was a no-go), and was happy to receive the following info from their Public Affairs office:

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VIEW THE MARS CURIOSITY ROVER LANDING AT NASA HQ

Date/Time/Location: Monday, Aug. 6, 12 midnight - 4 a.m. EDT, HQ auditorium

Contact: Becky Ramsey 358-1694 sarah.ramsey@nasa.gov

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover is scheduled to land on Mars on Monday, Aug. 6 at approximately 1:31 a.m. EDT. You are invited to join the NASA family in the auditorium to view NASA TV coverage of the event live from mission control at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

The auditorium will be open to NASA employees and the public from 12 to 4 a.m. for large screen viewing of this event. Only the auditorium will be available; employees are asked to please not sign guests in for the main building. Backpacks or large bags or purses are not allowed. No food, beverage or alcohol will be permitted in the auditorium.
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I'm very excited by this, as it will be great to watch the event live in the Headquarters Auditorium with other interested folks. I asked, and no registration is required.  Any other DC-based NSF folks want to go?

David
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Antares/Cygnus ORB-D1 Wallops Island, VA Sept 2013 | STS-123 KSC, FL March 2008 | SpaceShipOne Mojave, CA June 2004

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I'll be at Planetfest 2012, hosted by The Planetary Society, in Pasadena on Sunday night. NASA TV footage will be broadcast on a large screen inside an auditorium...just like for Phoenix during Planetfest in '08

Being a Twitter user, I tried to get onto the NASA Social event at JPL this weekend, but didn't get accepted. Oh well.  :P
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I guess it's asking too much to have some small event somewhere in the netherlands? No harm in asking I guess.

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Contact: Arno Wielders

Email: arno@spacehorizon.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/390463957682489/

Free event. Start of the event on the morning of the 6th of August at 6:30. It is co-organised with the Dutch Association for Spaceflight and the dutch volunteers for the Planetary Society.

http://www.planetary.org/get-involved/events/planetfest-2012/worldwide.html
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For those of us in Northern New Mexico on Sunday, Home of Chem Cam,
the science museum in Los Alamos will have a live showing of the landing;

http://www.ladailypost.com/content/bradbury-science-museum-gets-martian-fever

If you need directions, I will give them to you.
I am sure there will be several parties for the event ;D ;D ;D

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MEDIA ADVISORY: M12-144

NASA HOSTS SOCIAL MEDIA EVENTS ACROSS SEVEN AGENCY FIELD CENTERS

WASHINGTON -- NASA's social media followers at seven field centers
around the nation will virtually come together at a NASA Social on
Friday, Aug. 3, to preview the landing of the Mars Science
Laboratory's (MSL) Curiosity rover on Aug. 6 EDT (Aug. 5 PDT).

NASA Socials are in-person meetings with people who engage with the
agency through Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks.
Events will be held simultaneously at the Ames Research Center in
Moffett Field, Calif.; Glenn Research Center in Cleveland; Goddard
Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.; Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(JPL) in Pasadena, Calif.; Johnson Space Center in Houston; Kennedy
Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., and Langley Research Center in
Hampton, Va. Kennedy will be celebrating its 50th anniversary during
its NASA Social.

From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. EDT, every center will be connected with JPL,
which manages the MSL mission for NASA, via a multi-center NASA
Television simulcast. NASA Social participants at each center will
have the opportunity to ask questions of the JPL science and
engineering teams during the simulcast. More than 150 social media
followers also will tour their respective host NASA center.

You can view the social online during the day Friday by visiting a
NASA dashboard at: http://www.nasa.gov/social. To get an inside view
during the simulcast with all the centers participating, view the new
NASA superchannel and select webcam views at
http://www.ustream.tv/nasa. The NASA Social speaker program and news
conferences also will be carried on http://ustream.tv/NASAJPL with
live moderated Web chat.

After the multi-center events on Friday, the JPL NASA Social will
continue with activities on Saturday, Aug. 4, and Sunday, Aug. 5, for
25 participants. They will have the opportunity to tour JPL,
participate in news conferences and be present when the first signal
of the rover's landing is detected by JPL mission control.

To join and track the conversation online during the NASA Socials,
follow the hashtag #NASASocial. Use and reference the #MSL hashtag
for mission updates. NASA will be taking questions from social media
users during select news conferences and other televised news events
using the hashtag #askNASA.

For more information on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission,
visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/msl

The public can follow the mission on Facebook and Twitter at:

http://www.facebook.com/marscuriosity

and

http://www.twitter.com/marscuriosity

For information about connecting and collaborating with NASA, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/connect

For NASA TV streaming video, schedules and downlink information,
visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

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I'm very excited by this, as it will be great to watch the event live in the Headquarters Auditorium with other interested folks. I asked, and no registration is required.  Any other DC-based NSF folks want to go?

I'll be at JPL for the event. I'd just caution that the HQ auditorium is not that big. Then again, it will be really late.

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There are a couple of things happening in the Salt Lake City area.

The Clark Planetarium is hosting "Dateline Mars" specials in the Hansen Dome Theater tomorrow, next Tuesday (8/7) and next Thursday (8/9).  I went there for the 7/28 episode and it was very good.  Lots of pictures from Mars probes as well as a historical background including drawings of the "canals" and clips from War of the Worlds.  And we could ask questions.  More information here:

http://clarkplanetarium.org/shows/night-vision/

On landing night itself the University of Utah is hosting a Mars Rover "star party and all nighter" from 9:30 pm to 1:30 am.  I'll be there.  More information here:

http://users.wirelessbeehive.com/~paw/curiosity_flyer.pdf

and here:

http://teacherlinkyetc.blogspot.com/2012/07/public-invited-to-mars-landing-party.html
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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I don't remember those engines firing for as long, but you know what?  Maybe it isn't the dangling per say,  it is the dangling $2.5 billion that makes me twist in my seat a bit.  ;)

Don't believe the cost numbers for the MERs. After the double disaster of MPL and MCO, people at JPL worked huge amounts of unpaid overtime to get the MERs done on schedule and close to budget. MSL had more honest cost accounting, which is why it seems to cost so much more.

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Heading over to NASA HQ in Washington now, to watch the MSL landing in their auditorium. Doors open at midnight (I live two blocks away - how's that for convenience!).

Don't know if anyone else from NSF will be able to attend, but hope to see folks if they are there (I'll be the guy with the goatee, dark shirt and white shorts).

Go MSL!  :)

David
Space launches attended:
Antares/Cygnus ORB-D1 Wallops Island, VA Sept 2013 | STS-123 KSC, FL March 2008 | SpaceShipOne Mojave, CA June 2004

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