Press Conference: Mars Rover Curiosity's Investigations in Gale Crater

Status Report From: American Geophysical Union
Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

image Moscone Convention Center
San Francisco, California

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.

Session: U13A

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