Saturday , June 12 2021

NASA to share the results of the efforts to restore Mars Rover

NASA will discuss the status of its Mars study
(MER) Opportunity in a media briefing at 11 pm PST
(14:00 EST) Wednesday, February 13, from the Jet Propulsion Lab
Pasadena, California. The briefing will be broadcast live on NASA's television
the agency's website and YouTube.

The briefing will follow NASA's latest planning
trying to communicate with Opportunity late on Tuesday night. Mostly,
The Solar Rover last communicated with the Earth on June 10, 2018
a dust from the whole planet
puts an end to the Red Planet.

Participants in the briefing will include:

  • NASA Administrator Jim Brittenstein
  • Thomas Zurbuheen, Associate Administrator at NASA
    Missions Directorate
  • Laurie Glaz, director of NASA's Planetary Science
  • Michael Watkins, Director of JPL
  • Steve Squires, MER Chief Investigator at Cornell University
  • John Callas, Project Manager of MER
  • Matt Golombeck, MER project scientist
  • Abigail Freyman, deputy scientist in the MER project
  • Jennifer Trosper, Mars 2020 Engineer

The public may ask questions about the use of social media
#askNASA or by leaving a comment on the YouTube Chat tab.

A record of the briefing will be available
shortly after its conclusion at:

twin geologists, Spirit and Opportunity, landed on Mars in 2004 in search
of answers to the history of the planet's water. The Spirit has ended
JPL runs Spirit and Opportunity
for NASA.

For more information on Mars Exploration Rover, visit:


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Headquarters, Washington
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