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NASA to Host Telecon About Curiosity Rover Progress
Mars Rover Curiosity in Artist's Concept, Close-up
Mars Rover Curiosity in Artist's Concept, Close-up

PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, Sept. 6, to provide a status update on the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater.

The Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft is one month into a two-year mission to investigate whether conditions have been favorable for microbial life and preserving clues in the rocks about possible past life.

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

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

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

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D.C. Agle/Guy Webster 818-393-9011 / 818-254-6278
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
agle@jpl.nasa.gov / guy.webster@jpl.nasa.gov

Dwayne Brown 202-358-1726
Headquarters, Washington
dwayne.c.brown@nasa.gov

Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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