PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. PDT ( 2 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, Oct. 11, to provide a status update on the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater.
The Mars Science Laboratory is 63 days into a two-year mission to investigate whether conditions may have been favorable for microbial life.
For teleconference dial-in information, reporters must send their name, media affiliation and telephone number to Elena Mejia at email@example.com or call NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Media Relations Office at 818-354-5011.Audio and visuals of the event will be streamed live online at: http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio and http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl. Visuals will be available at the start of the event at: http://go.nasa.gov/curiositytelecon. For information about NASA's Curiosity mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/mars and http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl. SOURCE NASA