[FPSPACE] FW: NASA ANNOUNCES PUBLIC MEETING FOR PROPOSED MARS MISSION
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Wed Oct 4 10:32:37 EDT 2006
>From: Lynn Cominsky <lynnc at universe.sonoma.edu>
>To: lynnc at universe.sonoma.edu
>Subject: NASA ANNOUNCES PUBLIC MEETING FOR PROPOSED MARS MISSION
>Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 06:38:30 -0700
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>NASA ANNOUNCES PUBLIC MEETING FOR PROPOSED MARS MISSION
>NASA officials will be available Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m.
>EDT to exchange information and receive public comments about the
>recently released Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the
>proposed Mars Science Laboratory mission.
>The meeting will be at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Congressional
>'A' Conference Room, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington.
>Under the proposed action, NASA would build a Mars mobile rover
>powered by a multi-mission radioisotope thermoelectric generator. An
>alternative mission would be powered by solar arrays.
>-Mark Dahl, Mars Science Laboratory program executive, NASA
>-Richard Cook, project manager and Aswhin Vasavada, deputy project
>scientist, Mars Science Laboratory, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
>-Kenneth Kumor, Environmental Management Division, NASA Headquarters
>The mobile robotic science laboratory is planned for launch in fall
>2009. The science laboratory's mission was designed to determine if
>Mars has or had an environment that could support microbial life. The
>project is managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
>The Mars Science Laboratory draft environmental impact statement is
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