June 03, 2013
PASADENA, Calif. - NASA will host a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), Wednesday, June 5 to provide an update about the Mars Science Laboratory mission and activities of the Curiosity rover.
The briefing participants will be:
-- Jim Erickson, Mars Science Laboratory project manager, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
-- Joy Crisp, Mars Science Laboratory deputy project scientist, JPL
-- Joe Melko, Mars Science Laboratory sampling activity lead, JPL
The NASA Mars rover Curiosity is approximately 10 months into a two-year prime mission to investigate the environmental history of an area inside Mars' Gale Crater, where it has already found evidence of ancient environmental conditions favorable for microbial life.
Visuals will be posted at the start of the event at: http://go.nasa.gov/curiositytelecon .
For information about NASA's Curiosity mission, visit: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/msl , http://www.nasa.gov/msl and http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl .
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