NASA Phoenix Mission Scientists to Discuss Martian Studies

Briefing participants will discuss the latest progress by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander in exploring a site in the Martian arctic.

Following its May 25 landing, Phoenix has been studying whether Mars'
environment ever has been favorable for microbial life.
The briefing participants are:
– Michael Meyer, chief scientist, Mars Exploration Program, NASA Headquarters,Washington

– Peter Smith, Phoenix principal investigator, University of Arizona, Tucson

– Victoria Hipkin, mission scientist for Phoenix Meteorological Station, Canadian Space Agency, Saint-Hubert, Quebec

– Mark Lemmon, lead scientist for Phoenix Surface Stereo Imager, Texas A&M University, College Station

News media may participate by telephone during the question and answer portion of the briefing. Reporters should call NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory media office at 818-354-5011 before the briefing for instructions and the dial-in number.

Media Contact

Lori Stiles University of Arizona

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