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NASA To Host June 5 Teleconference On Curiosity Mars Rover

June 3, 2013

PASADENA, Calif., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA will hold a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), Wednesday, June 5, to provide an update about the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission and activities of the Curiosity rover.

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The briefing participants will be:

– Jim Erickson, MSL project manager, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

– Joy Crisp, MSL deputy project scientist, JPL

– Joe Melko, MSL sampling activity lead, JPL

The NASA Mars rover Curiosity is approximately 10 months into a two-year prime mission to investigate the environmental history of an area inside Mars’ Gale Crater. Curiosity already has found evidence of ancient environmental conditions favorable for microbial life in the crater.

For teleconference dial-in information, reporters must send their name, media affiliation and telephone number to Elena Mejia at elena.mejia@jpl.nasa.gov or 818-354-5011.

Audio and visuals of the event will be streamed live online at:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

and

http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl

Visuals will be available at the start of the event at:

http://go.nasa.gov/curiositytelecon

For information about NASA’s Curiosity mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/msl

and

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl

SOURCE NASA


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