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Get excited: The Mars rover landing will be live on Ustream

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With the Mars Rover scheduled to make its historic landing on the red planet on August 5, we’re in a total space frenzy. And thanks to our partnership with the space junkies at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (that’s JPL for short) we’re excited to offer a series of live events, tweetups, and chats leading up to the big landing!

About the mission: The dune buggy-sized Curiosity has been in transit since it launched in November of 2011. Once it lands, it will be able to collect and record valuable information about the rocks and soil of Mars that could help us understand whether the atmosphere ever supported microbial life. Yes, this means we may finally be able to answer David Bowie’s age-old question: Is there life on Mars?

Be sure to RSVP for these events on the NASA JPL channel here: http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl.

Full schedule of live events below:

Thursday, August 2
NASA’s Next Mars Rover
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT
NASA News Conference: Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Mission Science and Engineering Overview

Friday, August 3
Mars Rover NASA Social
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. PDT
NASA will host its first-ever multi-center NASA Social on Aug. 3 to preview the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity rover on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT).

Saturday, August 4
NASA Previews Mars Landing
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. PDT
NASA Science News Conference – Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Mission Status and Entry, Descent and Landing Overview

Sunday, Aug. 5
NASA Mars Rover Update
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. PDT
NASA Science News Conference Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Pre-Landing News Conference – Rover Communication overview

Sunday, Aug. 5
NASA Previews Mars Landing
3 to 4 p.m. PT
NASA Science News Conference – NASA Science Mission Directorate

Sunday, August 5
NASA Mars Rover Landing
8:30 to 10:45 p.m. PT
Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Landing Coverage and Commentary #1 – Entry Descent and Landing

Sunday, August 5
NASA Mars Rover News
No earlier than 11:15 p.m. PT
NASA Science News Conference: Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Post-Landing News Conference.

Need to bone up on your space knowledge? Here are some fast facts:

Mission name: Mars Science Laboratory
Rover name: Curiosity rover
Size: About the size of a car — 10 feet long (not including the arm), 9 feet wide and 7 feet tall
Weight: 900 kilograms (2,000 pounds)
Features: Geology lab, rocker-bogie suspension, rock-vaporizing laser and lots of cameras
Mission: To search areas of Mars for past or present conditions favorable for life, and conditions capable of preserving a record of life
Launch: Between Nov. 25–Dec. 18, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, Florida
Arrival: August 2012 at Mars
Length of mission on Mars: The prime mission will last one Mars year or about 23 Earth months

Gobble Gobble, Here’s What to Watch on Ustream This Thanksgiving

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From the Vineyard to Your Table
Tuesday, November 22 at 5pm PT/8pm ET
Join wine experts from Titus Vineyards, Cornerstone Cellars, The Terraces Winery, and Carpe Diem Wine Bar for a special Thanksgiving show that explores the perfect wine pairings for the holidays! [clear here]

Frigidaire® Double Cook-Off
Wednesday, November 23 at 9am PT/12pm ET
Watch Food Network stars Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and Chef Anne Burrell face off to prepare the BIGGEST holiday meal! Viewers get to decide which chef does it best and enter for a chance to win a new range! [clear here]

Kobi vs. Turkey Thanksgiving World Record
Wednesday, November 23 at 3pm PT/6pm ET
Competitive eater (yep, that’s a real thing) Takeru Kobayashi will attempt to break the world record for Turkey eating in front of a worldwide audience on Ustream. Tune in to cheer him on! [clear here]

Jennette McCurdy Fan Chat
Wednesday, November 23 at 6pm PT/9pm ET
Join iCarly’s Jennette McCurdy as she gives “Thanks” to her fans on Thanksgiving during a live chat! [clear here]

A Very Gaga Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 24 at 12pm PT/3pm PT
Little Monsters, in honor of Lady Gaga’s Special: “A Very Gaga Thanksgiving” and of course Thanksgiving day, Hilly Hindi (dressed as LADY GAGA) and Hannah Hindi will be LIVE on Ustream to chat with you, celebrate the holiday and take questions! [clear here]

Honor Society Thanksgiving Chat
Thursday, November 24 at 5pm PT/8pm ET
Honor Society will be going live from the road as they prep for their 5th headlining tour in Orlando this Saturday. [clear here]

Khleo’s Thanksgiving PSA and Mixtape World Premeire
Thursday, Novemver 24 at 6pm PT/9pm ET
Khleo has a special Thanksgiving treat for fans: he’ll be premiering songs off his new mixtape! Be sure to tune in for the first listen! [clear here]

Other Events this week:

NASA Curiosity Launch
Saturday, November 26 at 7:02am PT
Well, it’s not exactly Thanksgiving themed but we couldn’t leave it out! NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is going live with a series of events leading up to the launch of their “Curiosity” Mars Rover on Saturday. Check out the full lineup on their channel! [clear here]

UFC 139
Don’t forget, you can still buy tickets to see UFC 139, Shogun vs. Hendo on-demand. Experts are already calling Saturday’s fight one of the greatest in UFC history, so it’s worth a look. [clear here]