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NASA Press Conference About the Mars Rover

June 7, 2013; 9:02 AM ET

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 9 a.m. PDT (noon EDT) on Friday, June 7, to provide an update about the long-lived Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The 10th anniversary of this rover's launch is next month.

The briefing participants will be:

-- John Callas, project manager for Opportunity, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

-- Steve Squyres, principal investigator for Opportunity, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

-- Ray Arvidson, deputy principal investigator, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.

Audio and visuals of the event will be streamed live online here and here.

Visuals will be available at the start of the event here.

For information about NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Project and the twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity, visit here and here.

An image of Mars from NASA

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