[FPSPACE] Fwd: NASA/JPL: Stardust-NExT Comet Flyby News Conference Rescheduled
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From: AAS Press Officer Dr. Rick Fienberg
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Subject: NASA/JPL: Stardust-NExT Comet Flyby News Conference Rescheduled
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February 15, 2011
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
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dwayne.c.brown at nasa.gov
Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
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NASA RESCHEDULES STARDUST-NEXT
COMET FLYBY NEWS CONFERENCE
NASA has rescheduled a news conference covering images and early data
from last night's Stardust-NExT comet flyby for today at 12:30 p.m.
PST (3:30 p.m. EST).
The news conference was originally scheduled for 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m.
EST). The additional time will allow scientists to process and analyze
data and images gathered when the spacecraft flew past Comet Tempel 1,
with closest approach at a distance of 181 kilometers (112 miles). The
mission team had expected the closest-approach images to be sent
first. Instead, the images were downlinked in chronological order,
starting with the most distant approach views.
The briefing will be at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena,
Calif., and carried on NASA Television, the agency's website and one
of JPL's Ustream channels.
Scheduled news conference participants are:
- Ed Weiler, NASA's associate administrator, Science Mission
- Joe Veverka, Stardust-NExT principal investigator, Cornell
University, Ithaca, N.Y.
- Tim Larson, Stardust-NExT project manager, JPL
- Don Brownlee, Stardust-NExT co-investigator, University of Washington, Seattle
- Pete Schultz, Stardust-NExT co-investigator, Brown University,
Stardust-NExT images of Comet Tempel 1:
To cover the Tempel 1 news conference at JPL, journalists must contact
the JPL Media Relations Office at +1 818-354-5011. Valid media
credentials are required. Non-U.S. citizens must also bring passports.
NASA TV streaming video, scheduling, and downlink information:
The briefing will also stream here:
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