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NASA Announces Aug. 27 Mars News Conference
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PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA will hold a televised news conference at 2 p.m. PDT (5 p.m.EDT), Monday, Aug. 27, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., about the activities of its Curiosity rover mission on Mars. The event will feature new images, an update of the rover's progress, and a special greeting by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.

Televised news conferences are broadcast live on NASA TV and online at: and

The Mars Curiosity team is operating on Mars time. The Martian day is about 40 minutes longer than an Earth day. Media events are scheduled based on team availability and are subject to change. Updates of event times will be posted at:

For information about NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, including the Curiosity rover, visit: and


D.C. Agle/Guy Webster 818-354-5011
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. /

Dwayne Brown 202-358-1726
Headquarters, Washington

Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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