NASA Hosts Oct. 4 Teleconference About Mars Curiosity Rover Progress

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) Thursday, Oct. 4, to provide a status update on the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater.

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Curiosity, also known as the Mars Science Laboratory, is 56 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 elena.mejia@jpl.nasa.gov or call the Media Relations Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 818-354-5011.

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

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

and

http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl

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

http://go.nasa.gov/curiositytelecon

For information about NASA's Curiosity mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/mars

and

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl

SOURCE NASA