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    Vienna, 7 February 2013

    Media Advisory

    The media is invited to attend the presentation

    "Curiosity on Mars"

    Curiosity's First Six Months on Mars: from touchdown to drilling rocks

    by Noah Warner of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory


    Tuesday 12 February 2013

    at 14:00

    in Room M1 , Vienna International Centre (VIC)

    Noah Warner of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory will give an insight into the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity's first six months on Mars, from initial touchdown on the surface of the red planet to first attempts to drill rocks in Gale Crater.

    Noah Warner is the Tactical Uplink Lead for the Curiosity Surface Operations Team. His responsibilities during the development phase of the project included system engineering roles on several components and science instruments as well as system level design and testing. Since Curiosity's landing in Gale Crater, Noah Warner has been leading the surface operations team.

    The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

    Please register for the event by 16:00, Monday 11 February by writing to:

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    For more information please contact:

    Romana Kofler
    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-4962
    Email: romana.kofler[at]