[meteorite-list] NASA Announces Media Teleconference About Opportunity Rover
From: MexicoDoug <mexicodoug_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 20:51:07 -0400
"Opportunity reached the Martian Endeavour crater earlier this month
after years of driving."
Sounds as if Opportunity is singing the Wakan Tanka with the Spirits,
like in the most excellent Arabian desert movie "Hidalgo" - maybe the
crater is finally a water hole, just in time?
From: Ron Baalke <baalke at zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>
To: Meteorite Mailing List <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Tue, Aug 30, 2011 8:38 pm
Subject: [meteorite-list] NASA Announces Media Teleconference About
Aug. 30, 2011
dwayne.c.brown at nasa.gov
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
guy.webster at jpl.nasa.gov
MEDIA ADVISORY: M11-181
NASA ANNOUNCES MEDIA TELECONFERENCE ABOUT OPPORTUNITY ROVER
PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA will host a media teleconference on Thursday,
Sept. 1, at 12:30 p.m. PDT to discuss progress of NASA's Mars
Exploration Rover Opportunity. Opportunity reached the Martian
Endeavour crater earlier this month after years of driving.
The teleconference participants are:
-- Dave Lavery, program executive, Mars Exploration Rovers, NASA
-- Steve Squyres, principal investigator, Mars Exploration Rovers,
Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
-- Ray Arvidson, deputy principal investigator, Mars Exploration
Rovers, Washington University in St. Louis.
-- John Callas, project manager, Mars Exploration Rovers, Jet
Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif.
To participate in the teleconference, reporters must contact the JPL
Media Relations Office at 818-354-5011 not later than 11 a.m. on
Thursday for the call-in number and passcode.
Opportunity and its twin, Spirit, completed their three-month prime
missions on Mars in April 2004. They continued to work for years in
bonus mission extensions. Spirit finished communicating in 2010,
after six years of operation.
Opportunity, still very active, reached the rim of Endeavour crater on
Aug. 9. The arrival gives the rover access to geology different from
any it explored during its first 90 months on Mars.
For live audio streaming of the teleconference, visit:
More information about the twin rovers, visit:
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