[meteorite-list] NASA Invites Reporters and Public to Curiosity First Anniversary Event

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:41:05 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <201307302141.r6ULf53Y023579_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

July 30, 2013

Trent J. Perrotto/Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington
trent.j.perrotto at nasa.gov / dwayne.c.brown at nasa.gov


NASA Invites Reporters and Public to Curiosity First Anniversary Event

NASA officials and crew members aboard the International Space Station will
observe the first anniversary of the Curiosity rover's landing on Mars at a
public event in Washington from noon-1:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 6. The event
will be broadcast on NASA Television and streamed live on the agency's

Media and the public are welcome to attend to hear highlights from the Mars
Science Laboratory's first year of investigations, learn about upcoming NASA
robotic missions to the red planet, and speak with astronauts conducting
experiments in space that will enable human exploration of Mars in the 2030s.

Those interested in attending should plan to arrive at NASA Headquarters, 300
E St. SW, by 11:30 a.m. Seating is limited.

Participating will be:

 * Charles Bolden, NASA administrator
 * Chris Cassidy and Karen Nyberg, NASA astronauts, live from the space
 * Jim Green, director, Planetary Division, NASA's Science Mission
 * Sam Scimemi, director, NASA's International Space Station Program
 * Prasun Desai, acting director, Strategic Integration, NASA's Space
   Technology Mission Directorate

The Mars Science Laboratory mission successfully placed the one-ton Curiosity
rover on the surface of Mars on Aug. 6, 2012, UTC and EDT (evening of Aug. 5,
2012, PDT), about 1 mile from the center of its 12-mile-long target area.
Within the first eight months of a planned 23-months primary mission,
Curiosity met its major science objective of finding evidence of a past
environment well-suited to support microbial life. With much more science to
come, Curiosity's wheels continue to blaze a trail for human footprints on

To follow the conversation online about Curiosity's first year on Mars, use
hashtag #1YearOnMars or follow _at_NASA and @MarsCuriosity on Twitter.

For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:??


For more information about NASA's exploration of Mars, visit:


For more information about the International Space Station, visit:


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