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NASA To Hold Media Briefing About Upcoming Mars Rover Launch



Nov. 8, 2011

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

Guy Webster 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Calif. 
818-354-6278 
guy.webster@xxxxxxxxxxxx  




MEDIA ADVISORY: M11-230

NASA TO HOLD MEDIA BRIEFING ABOUT UPCOMING MARS ROVER LAUNCH


WASHINGTON -- NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. EST on 
Thursday, Nov. 10, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Mars Science 
Laboratory (MSL), the largest and most capable rover to be sent to 
another planet. The televised briefing will take place in the 
agency's television studio at NASA Headquarters, located at 300 E St. 
S.W. in Washington. 

The MSL mission is scheduled to launch at 10:25 a.m. EST on Nov. 25. 
The launch period extends to Dec. 18. The spacecraft will deliver a 
car-size rover named Curiosity to the surface of Mars in August 2012. 


Briefing Participants are: 
-- Doug McCuistion, director, Mars Program, NASA Headquarters, 
Washington 
-- Ashwin Vasavada, MSL deputy project scientist, NASA's Jet 
Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif. 
-- Pete Theisinger, MSL project manager, JPL 

Media planning to attend the briefing must contact 
dwayne.c.brown@xxxxxxxx to gain access to the event. Reporters may 
ask questions from participating NASA locations or by telephone. To 
reserve a telephone line, contact steve.e.cole@xxxxxxxx. 

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

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv 

For more information about the mission, visit: 

http://www.nasa.gov/msl  

	
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