Science and Technology News

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

NASA Hosts Teleconference on Status of Mars Program Options

Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington           

WASHINGTON -- NASA will host a media teleconference 3 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 25, to provide details of a summary report provided by the Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG).

The MPPG was established to aid with planning for the agency's future Mars Program within available future budgets.

The teleconference participants are:

-- John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington
-- Orlando Figueroa, MPPG team lead

Media representatives can request dial-in information by sending their name, affiliation and phone number to by 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

The summary report will be posted an hour before the teleconference on NASA's MPPG webpage, at

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live at

For information about NASA's Mars Program, visit

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