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UPDATE — NASA Hosts Media, Social Media for “State of NASA” Events at Agency Centers

NASA centers across the country are opening their doors Monday, Feb. 2 to media and social media for “State of NASA” events, unique opportunities for a behind-the-scenes look at the agency’s work on its journey to Mars.

Events at NASA centers will include media tours and presentations on the cutting-edge technologies developed and under development, as well as the scientific discoveries made as NASA studies our changing Earth and the infinite universe, and progresses toward the next generation of air travel.

Additionally, each center will connect via NASA Television with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden at 1:30 p.m. EST at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Bolden will address the agency’s scientific and technological achievements and the exciting work ahead as we push farther in the solar system and lead the world in a new era of exploration.

Questions will be taken from media in attendance at Kennedy. The briefing will air live on NASA TV and the agency’s website.

U.S. media must apply for credentials to attend Monday’s event at Kennedy by noon on Friday, Jan. 30. All media must present two forms of unexpired government issued identification to access Kennedy. One form must be a photo ID, such as a passport or driver’s license. Badges will be issued at the Kennedy Badging Office located on State Road 405 east of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Journalists must arrive at Kennedy’s Press Site by 12:15 p.m. Monday for transportation to the event. The deadline for international media has passed. Media accreditation requests must be submitted online at:

At 4 p.m. Monday, agency Chief Financial Officer David Radzanowski will brief media on NASA’s 2016 budget proposal. To participate in this briefing, media need to contact Karen Northon in the NASA Headquarters newsroom at 202-358-1540 or no later than 3 p.m.

Audio and visuals from the media teleconference will be streamed live on NASA’s website and on Ustream at:

For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:

The NASA budget and supporting information will be available online Monday afternoon, at:


Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington