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NASA Announces Curiosity Rover Media Events Schedule

August 21, 2012

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA will host two media events this week to provide Curiosity rover mission updates. The first event is a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, today. The second event is televised briefing at 2:30 p.m. EDT, Aug. 22.

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The Mars Curiosity team is operating on Mars time. The Martian day is 40 minutes longer than an Earth day, so all events are scheduled based on team availability. The schedule is subject to change. Updates of event times will be at http://go.nasa.gov/curiositytelecon as they become available.

For teleconference dial-in information, reporters must email their name, media affiliation and phone number to Elena Mejia at elena.mejia@jpl.nasa.gov or call the JPL Media Relations Office at 818-354-5011. Audio of media teleconferences is streamed live online at:




Visuals will be available at the start of each teleconference at:


Televised news conferences are broadcast live on NASA TV and online at:


For more information about NASA’s Curiosity mission, visit:



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