NASA Hosts Oct. 11 Teleconference About MARS Curiosity Rover Progress

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, Oct. 11, to provide a status update on the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater.


The Mars Science Laboratory is 63 days into a two-year mission to investigate whether conditions may have been favorable for microbial life.

For teleconference dial-in information, reporters must send their name, media affiliation and telephone number to Elena Mejia at or call NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Media Relations Office at 818-354-5011.

Audio and visuals of the event will be streamed live online at: and

Visuals will be available at the start of the event at:

For information about NASA's Curiosity mission, visit: and  



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