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article imageNASA teleconference on status of Mars program options

By Nancy Houser     Sep 25, 2012 in Science
NASA will host a media teleconference 3 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Sept. 25, to detail a summary report of the Mars Program Planning Group. The group was established to aid with planning for the NASA's future Mars Program within available future budgets.
NASA's Mars Exploration Program has changed a lot since its early days of 1995. A science-driven program, it is striving to discover whether or not Mars is a habitable world. NASA is attempting to understand the interactions of geologic, climatic and other processes that have shaped the Red Planet over time.
This past summer, NASA requested that the public contribute to the Tuesday teleconference. In response, over 1,200 people have signed up to participate, sending in questions and comments on the dialogue about the Mars future exploration. Their interest in the rover Curiosity was in the millions, resulting in NASA experts to contribute their thoughts on some of the broader topics that were voted to the top by Mars Forum users.
Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live at NASA's media website. The summary report will be posted an hour before the teleconference on NASA's MPPG webpage.
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