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Discovery of Possible Early Martian Life
Headquarters, Washington, DC August 6, 1996
Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
David F. Salisbury
Stanford University, CA
NOTE TO EDITORS: N96-53
NASA BRIEFING WEDNESDAY ON DISCOVERY OF POSSIBLE EARLY MARTIAN LIFE
A team of NASA and Stanford scientists will discuss
its findings showing strong circumstantial evidence of
possible early Martian life, including microfossil remains
found in a Martian meteorite, at a news conference scheduled
for 1:00 p.m. EDT, August 7, at NASA Headquarters, 300 E. St.
SW, Washington, DC. The team's findings will be published in
the August 16 issue of Science magazine.
Panelists will be:
- Dr. Wesley Huntress, Jr., NASA Assoc. Administrator for Space Science,
- Dr. David McKay, principal author, NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC),
- Dr. Everett Gibson, NASA JSC, Houston, TX
- Dr. Richard N. Zare, Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University, CA
- Kathy Thomas-Keprta, Lockheed-Martin, JSC, Houston, TX
- Dr. William Schopf, Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences,
Univ. of California, Los Angeles
The briefing will be carried live on NASA TV with two-
way question-and-answer capability for reporters covering the
event from participating NASA centers. Audio of the
broadcast will be available on voice circuit at the Kennedy
Space Center by calling 407/867-1260.
NASA Television is broadcast on Spacenet 2,
transponder 5, channel 9, C-Band, located at 69 degrees West
longitude, with horizontal polarization. Frequency will be
on 3880.0 megahertz, with audio on 6.8 megahertz.
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