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Nov. 28, 2005
NASA Announces Joint News Briefing to Discuss Titan and Mars
It has been a big year for two NASA supported European Space Agency (ESA) missions. At 10 a.m. EST Wednesday, ESA presents the latest Huygens probe and Mars Express orbiter results during back-to-back briefings from the agency's Paris headquarters.

NASA TV airs the briefing live, with question-and-answer capability only from room CD-61 at NASA Headquarters, Washington. An audio-only line is available at: (011) 33 1 56 78 57 33.

Huygens probe panelists:
-Prof. David Southwood, ESA Director of Science Program
-Jean-Pierre Lebreton, ESA Huygens mission scientist
-Robin Duttaray, co-investigator, Doppler Wind Experiment, University of Bonn, Germany
-Marcello Fulchignoni, principal investigator, Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument
-John Zarnecki, Surface Science Package, Open University, UK
-François Raulin, co-investigator, Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer, Université de Paris 2 -Créteil
-Guy Israel, principal investigator, Aerosol Collector and Pyrolyser, Service d'Aéronomie/CNRS
-Bruno Bezard, co-investigator, Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer, Laboratoire d'études spatiales et d'instrumentation en astrophysique, Observatoire de Paris
-Jonathan Lunine, interdisciplinary scientist, Titan surface-atmosphere interactions, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson

For information about the Cassini-Huygens mission on the Web, visit:

Mars Express panelists:
-Agustín Chicarro, ESA Mars Express project scientist
-Giovanni Picardi, MARSIS principal investigator, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
-Jeffrey Plaut, MARSIS co-principal investigator, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
-Jean-Pierre Bibring, OMEGA principal investigator, Institut d'Astrophysique spatiale, Orsay, France
-Gerhard Neukum, HRSC principal investigator, Freie Universität, Berlin

For information about Mars Express on the Web, visit:

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