Love Mars? Join us on
Valentine’s Day to celebrate the Red Planet at The Planetary
Society’s Student Press Conference that will showcase an
international team of eight Student Navigators who are operating the
FIDO Rover at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory this week.

Over 75 students and teachers from a dozen Los Angeles area middle
schools and high schools will attend the press conference at the
California Science Center.  The press conference panel will
include Bill Nye, several space scientists, and the Student
Navigators, who range in age from 13-17.

We invite the media to join the school-aged journalists at the press

B-roll footage of the Student Navigators operating the rover will
be available.

Thursday, February 14, 2002
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Red Rover Goes to Mars Rover Demonstration: 12:00 PM
Where: Loker Conference Center B & C, California Science
Center, 700 State Drive, Los Angeles

Bill Nye the Science Guy
Glenn Cunningham, Project Manager, Red Rover Goes to Mars
Edward Tunstel, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Emily Lakdawalla, Science and Technology Coordinator, The Planetary
Bruce Bepace2C Director of Projects, The Planetary Society
Red Rover Goes to Mars Student Navigator Team
Paul Nicholas Bonato, 17, Australia
Avinash Chandrashekar, 12, India
Kimberly DeRose, 15, United States
Shaleen Harlalka, 17, India
Jacqueline Cherie Hayes, 17, Australia
Daniel Jan Hermanowicz, 11, Poland
Kevin Hou, 13, United States
Bhushan Prakash Mahadik, 15, India

For more information, please contact Susan Lendroth at 626-793-5100
ext 237.

Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray and Louis Friedman founded The Planetary
Society in 1980 to advance the exploration of the solar system and to
continue the search for extraterrestrial life. With members in over
140 countries, the Society is the largest space interest group in the

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