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Press Room

Planetary Society/LEGO Company Press Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10/15/2002

CONTACT:
Mat Kaplan
Email: mat.kaplan@planetary.org
Phone: +1-626-793-5100

The Planetary Society and the LEGO Company have teamed with NASA to include the Red Rover Goes to Mars project in the 2003 Mars Exploration Rover mission. This joint initiative will include unprecedented opportunities for hands-on public participation in the mission, details of which will be announced at a Student Press Conference held at the World Space Congress in Houston.

The Planetary Society and the LEGO Company have teamed with NASA to include the Red Rover Goes to Mars project in the 2003 Mars Exploration Rover mission. This joint initiative will include unprecedented opportunities for hands-on public participation in the mission, details of which will be announced at a Student Press Conference held at the World Space Congress in Houston.

The Student Press Conference participants will include over 150 middle school and high school students and educators from the greater Houston area, who will be joining the professional journalists in questioning the press conference panel.

We invite you to attend The Planetary Society and LEGO Company press conference in Houston.

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Time: 11:00-11:45 AM
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall C, AIAA Exhibitor Presentation Theatre, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston

To attend, please register as media with the World Space Congress.

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About The Planetary Society

The Planetary Society has inspired millions of people to explore other worlds and seek other life. With the mission to empower the world's citizens to advance space science and exploration, its international membership makes the non-governmental Planetary Society the largest space interest group in the world. Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray and Louis Friedman founded The Planetary Society in 1980. Bill Nye, a longtime member of The Planetary Society's Board, serves as CEO.