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NASA Announces Media Teleconference About Opportunity Rover



Aug. 30, 2011

Dwayne Brown      
Headquarters, Washington 
202-358-1726 
dwayne.c.brown@xxxxxxxx 

Guy Webster 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. 
818-354-5011 
guy.webster@xxxxxxxxxxxx   


MEDIA ADVISORY: M11-181

NASA ANNOUNCES MEDIA TELECONFERENCE ABOUT OPPORTUNITY ROVER

PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA will host a media teleconference on Thursday, 
Sept. 1, at 12:30 p.m. PDT to discuss progress of NASA's Mars 
Exploration Rover Opportunity. Opportunity reached the Martian 
Endeavour crater earlier this month after years of driving. 

The teleconference participants are: 

-- Dave Lavery, program executive, Mars Exploration Rovers, NASA 
Headquarters, Washington 
-- Steve Squyres, principal investigator, Mars Exploration Rovers, 
Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. 
-- Ray Arvidson, deputy principal investigator, Mars Exploration 
Rovers, Washington University in St. Louis. 
-- John Callas, project manager, Mars Exploration Rovers, Jet 
Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif. 

To participate in the teleconference, reporters must contact the JPL 
Media Relations Office at 818-354-5011 not later than 11 a.m. on 
Thursday for the call-in number and passcode. 

Opportunity and its twin, Spirit, completed their three-month prime 
missions on Mars in April 2004. They continued to work for years in 
bonus mission extensions. Spirit finished communicating in 2010, 
after six years of operation. 

Opportunity, still very active, reached the rim of Endeavour crater on 
Aug. 9. The arrival gives the rover access to geology different from 
any it explored during its first 90 months on Mars. 

For live audio streaming of the teleconference, visit: 


http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio 


More information about the twin rovers, visit: 


http://www.nasa.gov/rovers   

	
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