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Jeffrey E. Carr

RELEASE: 93-068 August 25, 1993

NOTE TO EDITORS: Mars Observer Update Live on NASA TV

Today at 5:15 p.m. central time, NASA Television will carry a brief Mars Observer update, live, from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.

Mars Observer Project Manager Glenn Cunningham will discuss the outcome of the spacecraft's "command lost timer," which would have clocked out at approximately 4:15 p.m. central time today, and instructed the spacecraft to wait for commands from Earth.

Time will be extremely limited, however, interested correspondents may participate in the Q&A; from the Johnson Space Center newsroom, Building 2, Room 135. NASA Television programming will be broadcast on Satcom F2R, transponder 13, located at 72 degress west longitude.


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