NASA issed a media advisory yesterday announcing major events February 2 at space centers across the nation to spotlight the release of the agency's proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget. Kennedy Space Center will host Administrator Charlie Bolden for the televised event.
The text is below ... but everyone should be cautioned that the President's budget request is advisory, so don't get too worked up by what is unveiled next week. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) reminded us of that last year when she made it clear she would seek more money for NASA, which not-so-coincidentally would be spent in her state.
January 29, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY M15-016
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.