WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will announce on Tuesday, May 26, the selection of science instruments for a mission to Europa, to investigate whether Jupiter's icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life.
The announcement will air live on NASA Television and NASA.gov at 2 p.m. EDT from the NASA TV studio at the agency's Headquarters, 300 E Street SW in Washington. There is limited seating in the NASA TV studio for media who would like to attend in person. To arrange access, email Laurie Cantillo at email@example.com no later than 10 a.m. Tuesday.
NASA received 33 proposals for science instruments to fly onboard a Europa mission, which would conduct repeated close flybys of the small moon during a three-year period.
Participants in the announcement will be:
- John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
- Jim Green, director, Planetary Science Division, NASA Headquarters
- Curt Niebur, Europa program scientist, NASA Headquarters
To participate by phone, media must contact Steve Cole at 202-358-0918 or firstname.lastname@example.org and provide their media affiliation no later than 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Media and the public also may ask questions via Twitter using #askNASA.
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