NASA Media Telecon on Asteroid Flyby, 11:00 PT (2:00 ET), virtual
07-Feb-2013 through 07-Feb-2013
NASA will hold a media telecon on February 7, 2013 at 11:00 am PT (2:00 pm ET) to discuss asteroid 2012 DA14, which will pass close (17,200 miles) to Earth on February 15. Audio of the event will be streamed live on NASA's News Audio site and related images will be posted at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/asteroids/news/telecon20130207.html.
Teleconference participants are:
- Lindley Johnson, NASA Headquarters program executive for Near Earth Objects (NEOs)
- Timothy Spahr, director, Minor Planet Center, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
- Donald Yeomans, manager, NEO office, JPL
- Amy Mainzer, principal investigator, NEOWISE Observatory,J PL
- Edward Beshore, deputy principal investigator OSIRIS-Rex mission, University of Arizona, Tucson
More details are in the NASA press release, reproduced below.
MEDIA ADVISORY : M13-027
NASA Hosts Feb. 7 Media Teleconference On Asteroid Earth Flyby
WASHINGTON -- NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EST, Thursday, Feb. 7, to discuss an asteroid 150-feet in diameter that will pass close, but safely, by Earth on Feb. 15. The flyby creates a unique opportunity for researchers to observe and learn more about asteroids.
The teleconference participants are:
--Lindley Johnson, program executive, Near-Earth Object (NEO) Observations Program, NASA Headquarters, Washington
--Timothy Spahr, director, Minor Planet Center, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass.
--Donald Yeomans, manager, NEO Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif.
--Amy Mainzer, principal investigator, NEOWISE observatory, JPL
--Edward Beshore, deputy principal investigator, Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer Asteroid Sample Return Mission, University of Arizona, Tucson
Reporters can obtain dial-in information by sending an email to Dwayne Brown at email@example.com by noon Thursday. Requests must include the reporter's name, affiliation and telephone number.
Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live at:
Related images for the teleconference will be available at:
For detailed information concerning the Earth flyby of 2012 DA14, visit:
A Ustream feed of the flyby from a telescope at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will be broadcast from 9 p.m. to midnight EST on Feb. 15. To view the feed and ask researchers questions via Twitter about the flyby, visit:
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