Michael Finneran
757-864-6110, 344-4611 (mobile)
09-034: NASA Announces FY 10 Budget News Conference

HAMPTON, Va. – NASA Acting Administrator Christopher Scolese will brief the news media about the agency's Fiscal Year 2010 budget at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7.

Following the NASA Headquarters briefing, Langley Research Center Director Lesa Roe will take questions from reporters via teleconference at approximately 4 p.m.

Media who wish to participate in the teleconference at NASA Langley should call Michael Finneran at 864-6110 or 344-4611 by noon on May 7.

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. Only 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, each of the associate administrators of the mission directorates 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 12:30 p.m., May 7, at:


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