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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

NASA Announces Curiosity Rover Media Events Schedule

Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington
D.C. Agle/Guy Webster
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

WASHINGTON -- NASA will host two media events this week to provide Curiosity rover mission updates. The first event is a media teleconference at 1p.m. EDT, today. The second event is televised briefing at 2:30 p.m. EDT, Aug. 22.

The Mars Curiosity team is operating on Mars time. The Martian day is 40 minutes longer than an Earth day, so all events are scheduled based on team availability. The schedule is subject to change. Updates of event times will be at
as they become available.

For teleconference dial-in information, reporters must email their name, media affiliation and phone number to Elena Mejia at or call the JPL Media Relations Office at 818-354-5011. Audio of media teleconferences is streamed live online at and

Visuals will be available at the start of each teleconference at

Televised news conferences are broadcast live on NASA TV and online at

For more information about NASA's Curiosity mission, visit

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