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NASA MEDIA TELECON RE MARS ROVER OPPORTUNITY AND DUST STORM, June 13, 2018, virtual, 1:30 pm ET

NASA will hold a media teleconference on June 13, 2018 at 1:30 pm ET to discuss the dust storm that is taking place on Mars and its impact on the operations of the Opportunity rover.  Opportunity is one of two small rovers (the other was Spirit) that landed on Mars in 2004.  It is solar-powered and if dust covers its solar panels it could stop operating permanently.

Participants in the telecon are:

  • John Callas, Opportunity project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
  • Rich Zurek, Mars Program Office chief scientist at JPL
  • Jim Watzin, director of the Mars Exploration Program at NASA Headquarters
  • Dave Lavery, program executive at NASA Headquarters for the Opportunity and Curiosity rovers

Audio will be streamed at NASA Live and on YouTube.

Details

Date:
June 13
Time:
1:30 pm - 11:00 pm