MEDIA ADVISORY: M12-108
NASA HOSTS TELECONFERENCE ABOUT ROVER EN ROUTE TO MARS LANDING
WASHINGTON -- 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).
-- Dave Lavery, MSL program executive, NASA Headquarters, Washington
-- Michael Meyer, lead scientist, Mars Exploration Program, NASA
-- Pete Theisinger, MSL project manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
-- 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 email@example.com
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/marscuriosityhttp://www.twitter.com/marscuriosity
For more information about the mission, visit:http://www.nasa.gov/msl