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NASA to Hold Media Call on Status of Kepler Space Telescope Today

Artist’s conception of Kepler. Credits: NASA

NASA is hosting a media teleconference on the status of the Kepler space telescope today, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. EDT.

The participants are:

  • Paul Hertz, Astrophysics division director at NASA Headquarters in Washington
  • Charlie Sobeck, project system engineer at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley
  • William Borucki, retired Kepler principal investigator
  • Jessie Dotson, Kepler project scientist at Ames
  • Padi Boyd, project scientist for NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland

Media who would like to participate in the teleconference should e-mail their name, affiliation and telephone number to Felicia Chou at no later than 2 p.m. EDT.

Questions can be submitted via Twitter during and after the teleconference using the hashtag #askNASA.

The teleconference audio will also be streamed live at:


Felicia Chou
Headquarters, Washington
Alison Hawkes
Ames Research Center, California’s Silicon Valley
Calla Cofield
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.