News Releases

Tim Hall, Strategist
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
256-701-0916
timh@spacecamp.com

Angela Storey
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
256-544-0034
angela.d.storey@nasa.gov

Janet Anderson
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
256-544-0034
janet.l.anderson@nasa.gov

08.02.12
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M12-078
 
 
Space & Rocket Center, NASA Marshall to Host 'Snoozeum' Aug. 5 in Celebration of Curiosity Landing; to Air Live on Ustream
 
 
What: NASA's Curiosity rover is scheduled to land on Mars at 12:30 a.m. CDT Aug. 6 -- opening the door to discovering more about the Red Planet's deepest and unfounded regions. To celebrate this momentous event, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, along with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will host an overnight "snoozeum" under the Saturn V rocket at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. Several Mars-themed activities are planned, including guest speakers, a digital movie, a late meal and celebratory pancake breakfast the next morning. The event is open to families with children ages 7 and older. Media is invited to attend. The event will be broadcast live on Ustream:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-msfc


When: Sunday, Aug. 5. Check-in time is 8 p.m. Check-out time is 8 a.m. Aug. 6.

Where: U.S. Space & Rocket Center's Davidson Center for Space Exploration

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact Tim Hall at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center at 256-701-0916; Angela Storey in the Marshall Public & Employee Communications Office at 256-714-4370; or Janet Anderson in the Marshall Public & Employee Communications Office at 256-724-0314 no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3.

For more information about the Mars landing, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/mars
 

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