Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
NASA Headquarters, Washington
No doubt about it, NASA explores some of the most awe-inspiring locations in our solar system and beyond. Once seen, who can forget the majesty of astronaut Jim Irwin standing before the stark beauty of the Moon’s Hadley Apennine mountain range, of the Hubble Space Telescope’s gorgeous “Pillars of Creation” or Cassini’s magnificent mosaic of Saturn?
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 3, to discuss the Hubble Space Telescope’s surprising observations of how Pluto’s moons behave, and how these new discoveries are being used in the planning for the New Horizons Pluto flyby in July.
Participants in the teleconference will be:
- John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington
- Mark Showalter, senior research scientist at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California
- Douglas Hamilton, professor of astronomy at the University of Maryland, College Park
- John Spencer, scientist at Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado
- Heidi Hammel, executive vice president of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy in Washington
To participate by phone, reporters must contact Felicia Chou at 202-358-0257 or firstname.lastname@example.org and provide their media affiliation no later than 10 a.m. Wednesday.
NASA’s public flyer (2-page PDF) on the New Horizon’s Project at: http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/NHMissionFS082114HiPrint.pdf.
Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live at: http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio.
For information about NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/hubble.
For information about Pluto and NASA’s New Horizons mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/newhorizons.