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MSL Curiosity Briefing
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MSL Curiosity Briefing

October 2, 2012
Dr. Jim Garvin, chief scientist for the Sciences and Exploration Directorate at Goddard Spaceflight Center, left and Dr. Michael Meyer, lead scientist for the Mars Exploration program at NASA Headquarters, talk about Mars and the upcoming landing of the rover Curiosity during a briefing at NASA Headquarters in Washington, Friday, July 27, 2012, in Washington. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission, launched in November 2011, is scheduled to reach the planet on Aug. 5. Curiosity will carry the most advanced payload of scientific gear ever used on Mars’ surface, a payload more than 10 times as massive as those of earlier Mars rovers. Photo Credit: (NASA/Paul E. Alers)