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Friday, April 13, 2012

NASA Hosts Teleconference on Status of New Mars Program Plans


Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington     
202-358-1726
dwayne.c.brown@nasa.gov

WASHINGTON -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 13, to provide an update about the framework and schedule of the newly formed Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG).

The MPPG was established to construct a coordinated strategy and continue America's leadership role in the exploration of Mars within available future budgets.

Participants are:
-- John Grunsfeld, associate administrator, NASA Science Mission Directorate, Washington
-- Doug McCuistion, director, Mars Exploration Program, NASA Headquarters, Washington
-- Orlando Figueroa, MPPG team lead

Media representatives can request dial-in information by sending their name, affiliation and phone number to j.d.harrington@nasa.gov by 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 13.

Audio of the event will be streamed live at http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio.

For more information about NASA's Mars Program, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mars  

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