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Update on Phoenix Mars Lander Scheduled for Friday

13.06.2008
NASA and The University of Arizona will hold a televised news briefing on Friday, June 13, at noon PDT (3 p.m. EDT), to present the latest news from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander mission, which touched down on the Red Planet on May 25.

The briefing will take place at the Phoenix Mission Science Operations Center at the UA, will be carried live on NASA TV's Media and Public Channels and will also be Web cast.

Briefing participants will include:

- Peter Smith; Phoenix Principal Investigator; UA
- Michael Hecht; Lead Scientist for Phoenix Microscopy, Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer; Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena
- Mark Lemmon; Lead Scientist, for Phoenix Surface Stereo Imager; Texas A&M University, College Station

- Nilton Renno; Phoenix Science Team Member, Atmosphere; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

To participate in the question-and-answer session by phone, reporters must contact the UA (520-626-1974) or JPL Media Relations (818-354-5011) by 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT) on June 13 for the call-in number.

In the continental United States, NASA Television's Public and Media channels are carried by MPEG-2 digital C-band signal on AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, Transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. They're available in Alaska and Hawaii on an MPEG-2 digital C-band signal accessed via satellite AMC-7, transponder 18C, 137 degrees west longitude, 4060 MHz, vertical polarization. A Digital Video Broadcast compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder is required for reception. To view the Web cast, go to www.nasa.gov/ntv and click on Media Channel.

CONTACTS:
Sara Hammond, University of Arizona
(520-626-1974; shammond@lpl.arizona.edu)
Guy Webster, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
(818-354-5011; guy.webster@jpl.nasa.gov)
Dwayne Brown, NASA Headquarters, Washington
(202-358-1726; dwayne.c.brown@nasa.gov)

Sara Hammond | University of Arizona
Further information:
http://www.nasa.gov/phoenix
http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu
http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

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