NASA centers across the country are opening their doors Tuesday, Feb. 9 to media and selected social media for “State of NASA” events. NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, will be offering several media opportunities throughout the day. These events follow President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal delivery to the U.S. Congress.

At 10:30 a.m. PST, Ames will host a viewing of a televised speech from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on NASA Television. Bolden will speak from the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, about the agency’s scientific and technological achievements and cutting-edge future work.

At 11 a.m., reporters and social media followers participating in Ames’ NASA Social event will be invited for two tours of Ames facilities.
Supercomputing: Participants will see Ames’ massive hyperwall, a data visualization system in the NASA Advanced Supercomputing facility that allows scientists to see their data at an exceptionally large scale and resolution. Researchers will show how our planet is changing with a presentation of Earth science research.
Robotics: Attendees will also visit an Ames robotics lab where they can view technology that is driving exploration and creating new opportunities for autonomous research on the International Space Station.
Beginning at 2 p.m., NASA Chief Financial Officer David Radzanowski will brief nationwide media on the agency’s 2017 budget proposal. To participate remotely in this briefing, media must contact Karen Northon in the NASA Headquarters newsroom at 202-358-1540 or no later than 1 p.m. Tuesday. Audio and visuals from the media teleconference will be streamed live on NASA’s website and on Ustream at:

Ames will be hosting a local connection to the budget briefing, followed by an in-person briefing from Ames Center Director Eugene Tu and Ames’ Chief Financial Officer Paul Agnew.

To participate in one or more of the events at Ames, media must contact Jessica Culler at 650-604-4789 or for credentials no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8.

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

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