Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Dawn News Conference Thursday

This Thursday (May 10) at 11 AM PDT (2 PM EDT), NASA will host a news conference to present a new analysis of asteroid Vesta, using data from the Dawn mission. NASA will broadcast the event live on NASA Television and streamed on the NASA website.  For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit: .  

The news conference will also be streamed live on Ustream with a moderated chat available at: . Questions may also be asked via Twitter using the hashtag #asknasa .

The briefing panelists are: Carol Raymond, Dawn deputy principal investigator, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California; Harry McSween, chair, Dawn surface composition working group, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Vishnu Reddy, Dawn framing camera team member, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, and the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks; David O'Brien, Dawn participating scientist, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, Arizona; and Maria Cristina De Sanctis, Dawn co-investigator and visible and infrared mapping spectrometer team lead, Italian National Institute for Astrophysics, Rome.

To learn more about the Dawn mission, visit these links: and .


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