Curiosity press conference – December 3, 2012

After much speculation, and some confusion, the date for the much-anticipated upcoming Curiosity press conference is now known to be December 3, 2012 at 9:00 am PT. It can be watched live at that time here. As reported earlier, the findings to be presented here have been characterized as “for the history books,” but what exactly will be discussed isn’t known yet. We will just have to wait and see…

From the schedule:

Mars Rover Curiosity’s Investigations in Gale Crater
Monday, 3 December
9:00 a.m.

NASA’s newest Mars rover, Curiosity, has been investigating past and modern environmental conditions in Mars’ equatorial Gale Crater since August. This briefing will offer findings from examining the composition and textures of targets touched by the rover’s robotic arm. Curiosity is the car-size rover of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission. At the time of the AGU Fall Meeting, it will be four months into a two-year prime mission.

Participants:
Michael Meyer, Program Scientist for Mars Science Laboratory; NASA Headquarters,
Washington, D.C., USA;
John Grotzinger, Project Scientist for Mars Science Laboratory; California Institute of
Technology, Pasadena, California, USA;
Paul Mahaffy, Principal Investigator for Curiosity’s Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM); NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA;
Ralf Gellert, Principal Investigator for Curiosity’s Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer;
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada;
Ken Edgett, Principal Investigator for Curiosity’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI); Malin
Space Science Systems, San Diego, California, USA.

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