NASA/JPL to announce major Mars science finding, September 28, 2015!

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Upcoming Event: NASA Mars News
Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. PT (11:30 a.m. ET, 1530 UTC)

NASA will detail a major science finding from the agency’s ongoing exploration of Mars. News conference participants will be:

— Jim Green, director of planetary science at NASA Headquarters
— Michael Meyer, lead scientist, Mars Exploration Program, NASA
— Lujendra Ojha, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
— Mary Beth Wilhelm, NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California and Georgia Tech
— Alfred McEwen, principal investigator, HiRISE, University of Arizona in Tucson

Members of the public can ask questions during the briefing using #AskNASA.
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Mission name: Mars Science Laboratory
Rover name: Curiosity rover

Size: About the size of a car — 10 feet long (not including the arm), 9 feet wide and 7 feet tall!
Weight: 900 kilograms (2,000 pounds)
Features: Geology lab, rocker-bogie suspension, rock-vaporizing laser and lots of cameras
Mission: To search areas of Mars for past or present conditions favorable for life, and conditions capable of preserving a record of life
Launch: Nov. 26, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Arrival: August 5, 2012 PDT
Length of mission on Mars: The prime mission will last one Mars year or about 23 Earth months.

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