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NASA teleconference to replace televised Dawn mission briefing

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2007

NASA has scheduled a media teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 26, in place of the previously planned media science briefing about the Dawn mission. Dawn will explore the two largest objects in the asteroid belt in an effort to answer questions about the formation of our solar system.

Mission managers will discuss several issues that need to be resolved before Dawn's July 7-11 launch window. The briefing participants are:

-- Todd May, deputy associate administrator for programs, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington

-- Jim Adams, deputy director, Planetary Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington

Media interested in participating in the teleconference should call 888-398-6118. The passcode is "Dawn." Reporters who want to listen only may call 321-867-1220, 1240 or 1260.

Live audio of the teleconference will be streamed at:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

For more information about NASA and agency programs, visit::

http://www.nasa.gov

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