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Mars Science Laboratory Science Briefing
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Mars Science Laboratory Science Briefing

October 2, 2012
Michael Meyer, lead scientist for the NASA Mars Exploration program, left, speaks at a news conference, discussing the science behind the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission will study whether the Gale Crater area of Mars has evidence of past and present habitable environments. These studies will be part of a broader examination of past and present processes in the Martian atmosphere and on its surface. Photo Credit: (NASA/Paul E. Alers)