WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ --
WHO: From the film: George Butler (Director), Frank Marshall (Producer), Steve Squyres (Scientist), and a model of Mars Rover. Speakers: Dr. Ted Maxwell, National Air and Space Museum Associate Director for the Department of Collections and Research, Tom Marsh, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Michael Griffin, Administrator, NASA and more ...
WHAT: To celebrate the Mars Rovers' Success and World Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' ROVING MARS. For centuries human beings have contemplated their most Earth-like planetary neighbor, Mars, dreaming impossible dreams of exploring its surface and divining its mysteries. Now the impossible has become possible. In the new Walt Disney Pictures' production, "Roving Mars," presented as a public service by Lockheed Martin, and showing exclusively in IMAX Theatres, award-winning director George Butler ("Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure") and Academy Award(R)-nominated producer Frank Marshall ("Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Seabiscuit") have documented the remarkable Mars mission that sent two intrepid, death-defying explorers -- Spirit and Opportunity, the Mars rovers -- to the Red Planet. The robot pioneers seek evidence that Mars might once have been hospitable to life, and have set the stage for the arrival of human explorers later this century.
WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2006
WHERE: Lockheed Martin IMAX(R) Theater
6:45PM Press Arrivals National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian Institution 600 Jefferson Drive, SW Washington, DC
7:15PM Celebrity Interviews
WALT DISNEY PICTURES' ROVING MARS Opens in select IMAX(R) theaters Friday, January 27, 2006