Log on and ask questions during a live lecture webcast from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. (Pacific). The topic will be NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, also known as the Curiosity rover. Project Scientist John Grotzinger will discuss the mission and take questions from the web audience as well as the audience at JPL.
The Curiosity rover, currently being built at JPL, will explore an intriguing region of Mars and assess whether the Red Planet ever had an environment capable of supporting microbial life. The mission is scheduled to launch in late 2011 and arrive at Mars in August 2012.
Live video streaming, with a real-time web chat to take public questions, will air on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasajpl .
To watch the lecture without asking questions, and to learn more about the lecture, go to http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.cfm?year=2010&month=9