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Dwayne Brown/Erica Hupp
Headquarters, Washington
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Guy Webster
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
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Feb. 17, 2006
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M06-029
 
 
NASA Announces Mars Mission Briefing
 
 
NASA will brief news media about the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission at 1 p.m. EST, Friday. The event is in NASA's auditorium, 300 E Street SW, Washington.

The NASA spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at Mars on March 10, 2006. It will provide more information about the planet than all previous NASA Mars missions combined. Participants will address mission goals and the sequence of events necessary to successfully place the vehicle into orbit around Mars.

Briefing Participants: Doug McCuistion, NASA Mars Exploration Program Director, NASA Headquarters; Michael Meyer, NASA Mars Lead Scientist , NASA Headquarters; James Graf, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.; Bob Berry, Director, Space Exploration Systems, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Denver.

The briefing will air live on NASA TV, and the panel will take questions from reporters at participating NASA centers. To ask phone questions, reporters must call Jet Propulsion Laboratory media relations by 5 p.m. EST, Tuesday at: (818) 354-5011 to obtain a call-in number. To view a live webcast of the event and for more mission information on the Web, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/mro

NASA TV's Public, Education and Media channels are available on an MPEG-2 digital C-band signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. In Alaska and Hawaii, they're on AMC-7 at 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization. For digital downlink information on the Web, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

 

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