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NASA Hosts Teleconference About Rover En Route To Mars Landing



June 7, 2012

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

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

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). 

Panelists include: 
-- Dave Lavery, MSL program executive, NASA Headquarters, Washington 
-- Michael Meyer, lead scientist, Mars Exploration Program, NASA 
Headquarters 
-- Pete Theisinger, MSL project manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 
Pasadena, Calif. 
-- 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 at 
dwayne.c.brown@xxxxxxxx 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/marscuriosity 

http://www.twitter.com/marscuriosity 

For more information about the mission, visit: 

http://www.nasa.gov/msl 

	
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