November 17th, 2018 11:26 EST
NASA to Host Media Call on Next Mars Rover Landing Site
NASA will host a media teleconference at 9 a.m. PST (noon EST) Monday, Nov. 19, to provide details about the Mars 2020 rovers landing site on the Red Planet.
The rover, currently under construction at NASA`s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), will address high-priority science goals for Mars exploration, including key questions about the potential for ancient life on Mars. The rover`s arrival also will set the stage for NASA`s Mars exploration for the next decade by collecting samples and caching them on the surface for a future mission that could retrieve and return them to Earth for extensive study. Mars 2020 will also further aid in NASA`s preparations for a crewed mission to the Red Planet.
The teleconference participants are:
- Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA`s Science Mission Directorate
- Lori Glaze, acting director of NASA`s Planetary Science Division
- Michael Meyer, lead scientist for NASA`s Mars Exploration Program
- Ken Farley, Mars 2020 project scientist at JPL
Questions can be submitted via Twitter during the teleconference using the hashtag #askNASA.
Teleconference audio and visuals will stream live at:
For more information about NASA`s Mars 2020 mission, visit:
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