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NEWS RELEASE: 2009-004 January 12, 2009
Public Events Mark Mars Rovers' Five-Year Anniversary
Rover mission leaders will present free, illustrated talks Thursday, Jan. 15, and Friday, Jan. 16, in
On Friday, Jan. 23, through Sunday, Jan. 25, rover team members will give a series of talks at Griffith Observatory in
Since landing on opposite sides of Mars during January of 2004, Spirit and
The public presentations on Jan. 15 and 16, "Spirit and Opportunity: The Corps of Discovery for Mars Rolls On," are part of the monthly von Kármán Lecture Series by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Steve Squyres of Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., principal investigator for the science payloads on the rovers, will deliver the Jan. 15 talk in Beckman Auditorium on the campus of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, on Michigan Avenue one block south of Del Mar Avenue. JPL's John Callas, project manager for the rovers, will deliver the Jan. 16 talk in
Squyres and Callas will begin their presentations at 7 p.m. Admission is free, on a first-come, first-seated basis. For more information about the lectures and the webcast of the Jan. 15 event, see http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures.cfm?year=2009&month=1 .
At Griffith Observatory in
For more information about visiting Griffith Observatory, see http://www.griffithobs.org/ .
JPL, a division of Caltech, manages the Mars Exploration Rovers for the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Washington. More information about the rovers is at http://www.nasa.gov/rovers .