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NASA to Host June 5 Teleconference on Curiosity Mars Rover

Curiosity: Robot Geologist and Chemist in One!
Curiosity: Robot Geologist and Chemist in One!
In this picture, the rover examines a rock on Mars with a set of tools at the end of the rover's arm, which extends about 7 feet (2 meters).

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.

Audio and visuals of the event will be streamed live online at: and .

Visuals will be posted at the start of the event at: .

For information about NASA's Curiosity mission, visit: and


Guy Webster/Elena Mejia 818-354-5011
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. /

Dwayne Brown 202-358-1726
NASA Headquarters, Washington

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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