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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

NASA Hosts Oct. 4 Teleconference About Mars Curiosity Rover Progress



Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington                   
202-358-1726
dwayne.c.brown@nasa.gov
 
DC Agle/Guy Webster
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
818-393-9011/818-354-6278
agle@jpl.nasa.gov / guy.webster@jpl.nasa.gov

PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) Thursday, Oct. 4, to provide a status update on the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater.

Curiosity, also known as the Mars Science Laboratory, is 56 days into a two-year mission to investigate whether conditions may have been favorable for microbial life.

For teleconference dial-in information, reporters must send their name, media affiliation and telephone number to Elena Mejia at elena.mejia@jpl.nasa.gov or call the Media Relations Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 818-354-5011.

Audio and visuals of the event will be streamed live online at http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio, and http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl.

Visuals will be available at the start of the event at http://go.nasa.gov/curiositytelecon.

For information about NASA's Curiosity mission, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mars, and http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl.

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