Live Public Talk: Mars Science Laboratory Landing Site

This artist's concept features NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover next to its landing site at Gale Crater. This artist's concept features NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover next to its landing site at Gale Crater. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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April 11, 2012

Where is NASA's Mars Science Laboratory going to land and why? Join us either in person or virtually for a live public talk from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET) about Gale Crater, the landing site for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory. The mission and its rover, Curiosity, are scheduled to arrive at Mars in August.

The speaker is JPL's Matthew Golombek, Mars Exploration Program landing site scientist.

The selection of Gale Crater as the landing site took more than five years, involved broad participation of the science community, and narrowed more than 50 initial potential sites to four finalists, based on science and safety. In the final selection, Gale Crater was chosen for its greater diversity and potential habitability.

Live streaming high-definition video of the event will be carried on Ustream, with chat available, at: http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl
Standard-definition video will be available at: http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2

For more information and viewing details on the lecture, visit:
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.cfm?year=2012&month=4

DC Agle 818-393-9011
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
agle@jpl.nasa.gov

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