May 16, 2002

2:00 – 3:00 PM Pacific

4:00 – 5:00 PM Central

5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Goal: To encourage girls to pursue their interests in science, math,
technology, and other fields by introducing them to the women who are
working on the 2003-2004 Mars Exploration Rover mission.

Who: Women from NASA working in the fields of science, engineering,
art, education, public outreach, and management will be featured in a
one hour presentation to discuss their role in the mission, talk
about what it took to get where they are, and provide some words of
wisdom that will inspire girls to develop their interests into a
career. There will also be a student present to talk about how all
ages can get involved in Mars exploration! Live and taped segments
will be interspersed with plenty of time for questions via a live

When: Thursday, May 16th from 2:00 – 3:00 Pacific Time

Where: Watch the show via a webcast from NASA’s Quest Program web site:

Why: In 2003, NASA will launch twin Mars rovers to explore the Red
Planet. Once on the surface, the Rovers will be able to travel
significant distances and use several instruments to help scientists
determine the climate and water history in Mars’ present and past.
Many different people are needed to make such an exciting and
important mission successful and many of those people are women. By
highlighting these women and the wide variety of jobs they do to
achieve “mission success”, young women everywhere can be inspired and
encouraged to follow their dreams and work for their goals.