Kennedy News

Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Michael Cabbage/Stephanie Schierholz
Headquarters, Washington

May 5, 2009
NASA Announces Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Briefings For Press
WASHINGTON -- 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 home page. 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, pass code: Exploration)
5 p.m. -- Science (phone: 888-398-6118, pass code: Science)
6 p.m. -- Space Operations (phone: 888-790-4541, pass code: Space Operations)

Friday, May 8
9 a.m. -- Aeronautics (phone: 888-455-7155, pass code: Aeronautics)

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
Science: 800-925-0568
Space Operations: 888-566-0435
Aeronautics: 888-566-0439

The NASA budget and supporting information will be available at 1:30 p.m., May 7, at:


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