Feb. 20, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at
3 p.m. EST
, to provide an update on the Mars rover Curiosity mission. This morning, Curiosity engineers confirmed the rover had collected the first-ever sample from inside a rock on Mars.
The Mars Science Laboratory project and its Curiosity rover are investigating whether conditions on Mars ever have been favorable for microbial life.
For teleconference dial-in information, reporters must send their name, media affiliation and telephone number to
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:
Visuals will be available at the start of the teleconference at:
For information about NASA's Curiosity mission, visit: