Kennedy News

Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington

Nov. 22, 2011
NASA Invites Public To Learn And See Scientists In Action Online
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space enthusiasts are invited to view and participate in interactive webcasts starting this Wednesday through Saturday featuring a variety of NASA officials, scientists, engineers and educators discussing their work and aspirations about the agency's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover mission.

The webcasts, originating from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Fla., are scheduled to begin at noon to 5 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Nov. 23; 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25; 8:30 a.m. to launch and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26.

MSL is scheduled to lift off at 10:02 a.m. on Nov. 26 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

To view and participate in the live chats, visit:

The webcasts are part of a NASA partnership with the National Institute of Aerospace, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS), and the Virginia Air and Space Center that is hosting the live, interactive Web-based broadcasts from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The webcasts complement the "Year of the Solar System" supported by NASA's Planetary Science Division, Washington, and the "Scientists in Action" distance-learning program at DMNS. The goal of the webcasts is to bring students and the general public together directly with scientists and engineers passionate about their scientific missions in a real-time, engaging way.

For information of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, visit:


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