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NASA Hosts Kepler Spacecraft Status Teleconference
August 14, 2013


Listen to an audio recording of the NASA media telecon held Aug. 15 - Click for an .mp3 recording [9 MB]


MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. - NASA will host a news teleconference at 11 a.m. PDT Thursday, Aug. 15, to discuss the status of the agency's Kepler Space Telescope.

Kepler is the first NASA mission capable of finding Earth-size planets in or near the habitable zone, the region around a star in which the surface temperature of an orbiting planet might be suitable for liquid water. Launched in 2009, Kepler has discovered planets and planet candidates with a wide range of sizes and orbital distances and helped scientists better understand our place in the galaxy.

The briefing participants are:

-- Paul Hertz, astrophysics director, NASA Headquarter

-- Charles Sobeck, Kepler deputy project manager, NASA's Ames Research Center

-- William Borucki, Kepler science principal investigator, NASA's Ames Research Center

For dial-in information, journalists should email their name, affiliation and telephone number to J.D. Harrington at j.d.harrington@nasa.gov by 10 a.m. PDT Thursday. Media representatives and the public also may ask questions via Twitter using the hashtag #AskNASA.

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live at:


For more information about the Kepler mission, visit:



Media contacts:

Michele Johnson
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

J.D. Harrington
Headquarters, Washington

Media Advisory: M13-57

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