Fwd = Mars Mission Update via Webcast
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Original Subject: Mars Mission Update via Webcast
Original Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 16:57:04 -0700 (PDT)
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INTERNET ADVISORY June 1, 2001
MARS MISSION UPDATE VIA WEBCAST
Mars scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Pasadena, Calif., will give the latest report about the 2001
Mars Odyssey mission, now en route to the mysterious red
planet, in a webcast available for viewing starting June 7,
2001 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time.
JPL scientist Dr. Claudia Alexander will host the
webcast, which will feature answers to questions submitted in
advance, along with interesting images and cool animations of
Dr. Roger Gibbs, the 2001 Odyssey Mars spacecraft
manager, will answer questions on the mission's progress and
how the spacecraft will perform 'aerobraking' in the Martian
atmosphere. Dr. Jeff Plaut, the mission's deputy project
scientist, will talk about the science the team hopes to
accomplish while Odyssey orbits Mars.
To submit questions, visit
A link to the webcast is located at
The Mars Odyssey mission is managed by the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington,
D.C. JPL is a division of the California Institute of
Technology in Pasadena. The Odyssey spacecraft was built by
Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, Colo.
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