From: LARRY KLAES (ljk4_at_msn.com)
Date: Wed Apr 30 2003 - 05:02:26 PDT
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From: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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Subject: Live Webcast Will Preview Mars Rover Adventure
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INTERNET ADVISORY: 2003-065 April 29, 2003
Live Webcast Will Preview Mars Rover Adventure
A live interactive broadcast and webcast on May 1 will offer an
advance look at NASA's plans to land two robotic geologists on Mars in
January 2004 -- the Mars Exploration Rover mission.
The hour-long program beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern Time (10 a.m.
Pacific Time) will invite students to conduct science and engineering
experiments based on those of the actual mission. Viewers throughout
North America will be able to interact via e-mail as 250 students do
the experiments on-camera.
The program, "Countdown to Mars," will be hosted by Bill Nye the
Science Guy with guests including Dr. Joy Crisp, the rovers' project
scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. It
will feature documentary segments showing preparation of the rovers
for their June launch dates and will introduce viewers to several NASA
scientists, engineers and technicians who are working on the project.
The program is produced by Passport to Knowledge, with support from
the National Science Foundation and NASA, and is a part of nationwide
events for Space Day. It will originate live from JPL and DePaul
University in Chicago. This event supports NASA's mission to inspire
the next generation of explorers.
The webcast will be at
http://passporttoknowledge.com/mars . It will also be broadcast on
NASA Television and participating PBS stations as the second hour of a
live Space Day broadcast that begins at noon Eastern Time (9 a.m.
Pacific Time). NASA Television is offered by some cable providers and
is available via the AMC-2 satellite, transponder 9C, located at 85
degrees west longitude, vertical polarization, frequency 3880.0
For additional information about the Mars Exploration Rover mission,
see http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mer . JPL, a division of the California
Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's
Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C.
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