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NASA Announces Comet Encounter News Conference

November 16, 2010

NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 18, to discuss new scientific findings from the recent EPOXI mission spacecraft encounter with comet Hartley 2.

The news conference will originate from the NASA Headquarters auditorium at 300 E St. SW in Washington. It will be carried live on NASA Television.

Media representatives may attend the conference, ask questions by phone or from participating NASA locations. To RSVP or obtain dial-in information, journalists must send their name, affiliation and telephone number to Steve Cole at stephen.e.cole@nasa.gov or call 202-358-0918 by 11 a.m. EST on Nov. 18.

The news conference participants are:

– Michael A’Hearn, EPOXI principal investigator, University of Maryland
– Jessica Sunshine, EPOXI deputy principal investigator, University of Maryland
– Tim Larson, EPOXI project manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
– Pete Schultz, EPOXI scientist, Brown University

NASA’s EPOXI spacecraft successfully flew past comet Hartley 2 on Nov. 4, providing scientists the most extensive observations of a comet in history.

For NASA TV streaming video and downlink information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For more information about NASA’s EPOXI mission visit: http://www.nasa.gov/epoxi




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