April 13, 2012
NASA Hosts Teleconference on Status of New Mars Program Plans
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 13, to provide an update about the framework and schedule of the newly formed Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG).
The MPPG was established to construct a coordinated strategy and continue America's leadership role in the exploration of Mars within available future budgets.Participants are:
-- John Grunsfeld, associate administrator, NASA Science Mission Directorate, Washington
-- Doug McCuistion, director, Mars Exploration Program, NASA Headquarters, Washington
-- Orlando Figueroa, MPPG team lead
Media representatives can request dial-in information by sending their name, affiliation and phone number to [email protected] by 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 13.
Audio of the event will be streamed live at: http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio
For more information about NASA's Mars Program, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/mars