The next Media briefing at JPL will take place on Wednesday 22 August, 11:30 a.m. PDT.
This televised news briefing at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT, 1830 UTC) Wednesday, Aug. 22, to provide a status update on the Curiosity rover’s mission to Mars’ Gale Crater.
Televised here means that scientists and engineers on the platform will be giving an update to the journalist as audience before them, answering questions put to them by the journalist in the audience or over the phone
You can tune in here
Curiosity is in the opening days of a two-year mission to investigate whether conditions have been favorable for microbial life and preserving clues in the rocks about possible past life.
Mission team members are living on “Mars time.” A Martian day is approximately 40 minutes longer than an Earth day, meaning team members start their shift 40 minutes later each day.
The scheduling of this teleconference and other Curiosity media events is determined by their availability.