NASA Acting Administrator Chris Scolese will brief the news media about the agency's fiscal year 2010 budget at 2:30 p.m. EDT, Thursday, May 7. The news conference will take place in NASA Headquarters' James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium, located at 300 E St. S.W., in Washington.
Scolese will be joined by NASA Comptroller David Schurr. The news conference will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's Internet homepage. Reporters at NASA Headquarters will be able to ask questions.
To watch the budget news conference on the Internet, visit:
After the overview briefing on NASA's fiscal year 2010 budget, the associate administrators of the mission directorates each will hold a teleconference to discuss the budget's impact on their specific area.
The teleconference schedule is (all times Eastern):
Thursday, May 7
4 p.m. -- Exploration Systems (phone: 877-716-4287 or 312-470-7379,
pass code: Exploration)
5 p.m. -- Science (phone: 888-398-6118 or 312-470-7475, pass code:
6 p.m. -- Space Operations (phone: 888-790-4541 or 773-799-3536, pass
code: Space Operations)
Friday, May 8
9 a.m. -- Aeronautics (phone: 888-455-7155 or 415-228-4614, pass code:
Each teleconference is scheduled to last 50 minutes. Reporters may join the teleconference of their choice by dialing the telephone number and using the pass code listed above. The number of available telephone lines is limited.
Live audio of the budget teleconferences will stream online at:
Replays of each mission directorate's teleconference will be available until May 22. Replay numbers are:
Exploration Systems: 800-879-5816 or 203-369-3565
Science: 800-925-0568 or 203-369-3866
Space Operations: 888-566-0435 or 402-998-0605
Aeronautics: 888-566-0439 or 203-369-3045
The NASA budget and supporting information will be available at 1:30
p.m., May 7, at: http://www.nasa.gov/budget