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Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington     
April 12, 2012
NASA Hosts Teleconference on Status of New Mars Program Plans
WASHINGTON -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 13, to provide an update about the framework and schedule of the newly formed Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG).

The MPPG was established to construct a coordinated strategy and continue America's leadership role in the exploration of Mars within available future budgets.

Participants are:
-- John Grunsfeld, associate administrator, NASA Science Mission Directorate, Washington
-- Doug McCuistion, director, Mars Exploration Program, NASA Headquarters, Washington
-- Orlando Figueroa, MPPG team lead

Media representatives can request dial-in information by sending their name, affiliation and phone number to by 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 13.

Audio of the event will be streamed live at:

For more information about NASA's Mars Program, visit:  


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