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Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
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Morrie Goodman
Headquarters, Washington
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Jan. 31, 2010
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M10-018
 
 
NASA Announces Two News Conferences to Discuss the 2011 Budget and a Bold New Approach to Exploration
 
 
WASHINGTON -- NASA will hold news conferences on Monday, Feb. 1, and Tuesday, Feb. 2, to discuss the fiscal year 2011 budget request and announce bold new developments in the nation's civil space effort.

On Monday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Chief Financial Officer Beth Robinson will brief reporters about the agency's fiscal year 2011 budget during a teleconference at 12:30 p.m. EST. This is a change from the previously announced 3 p.m. Monday news conference in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

Following remarks, reporters will have an opportunity to ask questions. To dial into the news conference, news media representatives should call:

800-857-5728 or 1-630-395-0025 and use the pass code "NASA"


A limited number of phone lines are available, so people are encouraged to call early. Replays of the teleconference will be available approximately one hour after the call ends. To listen to a replay, call:

866-431-2903 or 203-369-0952


On Tuesday, Administrator Bolden, Dr. John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will introduce new commercial space pioneers, launching a game-changing way of developing technology to send humans to space.

The announcement will take place at 10 a.m. in the National Press Club's ballroom, located at 529 14th Street NW in Washington. Reporters attending the event will have the opportunity to ask questions after remarks by Dr. Holdren and Administrator Bolden. NASA Television and the agency's Web site will carry the briefing live.

In addition to the two NASA events, Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will participate with Dr. Holdren in a briefing by the Office of Science and Technology Policy about the federal government's 2011 research and development budget. The briefing will take place at 1 p.m. EST, Monday, Feb. 1 in the auditorium of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The association is located at 1200 New York Avenue, NW, with an entrance at 12th St. and H St. NW.

Reporters who plan to attend must register in advance at:

http://aaas.org/go/ostp/


The event also can be viewed online at the Web site listed above.

Summary of Events

What: Fiscal Year 2011 budget briefing
When: 12:30 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 1
Who: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Chief Financial Officer Beth Robinson
Where: Teleconference - call 800-857-5728 or 1-630-395-0025 and use the pass code "NASA"

What: Briefing by the Office of Science and Technology Policy on the federal government's 2011 research and development budget When: 1 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 1
Who: NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and Dr. John Holdren, assistant to the President for science and technology and director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Where: The American Association for the Advancement of Science's auditorium, located at 1200 New York Ave., NW, with an entrance at 12th St. and H St. NW.

What: Newsmaker event at the National Press Club
When: 10 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 2
Who: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Dr. John Holdren, assistant to the President for science and technology and director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Where: The National Press Club's ballroom, located at 529 14th Street NW in Washington

To listen to the news conferences online, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio


NASA budget and supporting information will be posted at 12:30 p.m., Feb. 1, at:

http://www.nasa.gov/budget


 

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