May 8, 2012
NASA To Hold News Conference On Asteroid Mission Results
NASA will host a news conference on Thursday, May 10, at 2 p.m. EDT to present a new analysis of the giant asteroid Vesta using data from the agency´s Dawn spacecraft.
The event will be held in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters located at 300 E St. SW in Washington. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency´s website. The journal Science has embargoed the findings prior to the news conference.The panelists for the briefing are:
-- Carol Raymond, Dawn deputy principal investigator, NASA´s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
-- Harry McSween, chair, Dawn surface composition working group, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
-- Vishnu Reddy, Dawn framing camera team member, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, and the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
-- David O´Brien, Dawn participating scientist, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, Ariz.
-- Maria Cristina De Sanctis, Dawn co-investigator and visible and infrared mapping spectrometer team lead, Italian National Institute for Astrophysics, Rome
Reporters unable to attend the briefing in-person can ask questions from other NASA centers, by telephone or via Twitter using the hashtag #asknasa. To obtain dial-in information, journalists must send their name, affiliation and telephone number to [email protected] by noon on May 10.
On The Net:
- For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
- The event will be streamed live on Ustream with a moderated chat available at: http://www.ustream.com/nasajpl2
- For more information about Dawn, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/dawn