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Michael Mewhinney
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
Phone: (650) 604-3937/9000

December 5, 2006
NASA Schedules Briefing To Announce Significant Find On Mars
NASA will host a news briefing at 10 a.m. PST, Wednesday, Dec. 6, to present new science results from the Mars Global Surveyor.

The briefing will take place in the NASA Headquarters auditorium located at 300 E Street, S.W. in Washington and will be carried live on NASA Television and San Francisco Bay Area reporters may view the televised broadcast at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., in the main auditorium, Bldg. N-201, and ask questions via a telephone link with the news briefing participants in Washington.

The agency last week announced the spacecraft's mission may be at its end. Mars Global Surveyor has served the longest and been the most productive of any spacecraft ever sent to the red planet. Data gathered from the mission will continue to be analyzed by scientists.

Panelists include:
- Michael Meyer -- Lead Scientist, Mars Exploration Program, NASA Headquarters, Washington
- Michael Malin -- President and Chief Scientist, Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego, Calif.
- Kenneth Edgett -- Scientist, Malin Space Science Systems
- Philip Christensen -- Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.

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