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NASA Hosts Teleconference About Mars Rover Progress
Artist concept of Mars rover Curiosity This artist concept features NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, a mobile robot for investigating Mars' past or present ability to sustain microbial life. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, Oct. 11, to provide a status update on the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater.

The Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity rover is 63 days into a two-year mission to investigate whether conditions may have been favorable for microbial life.

Audio and visuals of the event will be streamed live online at: and .

Visuals will be available at the start of the event at: .

For information about NASA's Curiosity mission, visit: and .

DC Agle / Guy Webster 818-393-9011/818-354-6278
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. /

Dwayne Brown 202-358-1726
NASA Headquarters, Washington