NASA Invites Reporters and Public to Curiosity First Anniversary Event

NASA officials and crew members aboard the International Space Station will observe the first anniversary of the Curiosity rover’s landing on Mars at a public event in Washington from noon-1:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 6. The event will be broadcast on NASA Television and streamed live on the agency’s website.

Media and the public are welcome to attend to hear highlights from the Mars Science Laboratory’s first year of investigations, learn about upcoming NASA robotic missions to the red planet, and speak with astronauts conducting experiments in space that will enable human exploration of Mars in the 2030s.

Participating will be:

  • Charles Bolden, NASA administrator
  • Chris Cassidy and Karen Nyberg, NASA astronauts, live from the space station
  • Jim Green, director, Planetary Division, NASA’s Science Mission Directorate
  • Sam Scimemi, director, NASA’s International Space Station Program
  • Prasun Desai, acting director, Strategic Integration, NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate
This artist's concept features NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, a mobile robot for investigating Mars' past or present ability to sustain microbial life. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

This artist’s concept features NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, a mobile robot for investigating Mars’ past or present ability to sustain microbial life. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Those interested in attending should plan to arrive at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, by 11:30 a.m. Seating is limited.

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