NASA centers across the country are opening their doors Tuesday, Feb. 9 to media and social media for “State of NASA” events, including a speech from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, and unique opportunities for a behind-the-scenes look at the agency’s progress on its journey to Mars. These events follow President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal delivery to the U.S. Congress.

Events at NASA centers will include media tours and presentations on the innovative technologies developed and under development, as well as the scientific discoveries made as NASA explores and studies our changing Earth and our universe, and continues to make advancements in green, next-generation air travel.


Additionally, each center will connect via NASA Television with Bolden at 1:30 p.m. EST, who 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. The briefing will air live on NASA TV and the agency’s website.

U.S. media interested in covering the address should contact Kathy Barnstorff at 757-864-9886 or, no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8. Media need to arrive at the NASA Langley gate located at 2 Langley Blvd. no later than 1 p.m. for the Tuesday event.

Also on Tuesday, at 5 p.m. NASA Chief Financial Officer David Radzanowski will brief media on the agency’s 2017 budget proposal. To participate in this briefing, media must contact Karen Northon in the NASA Headquarters newsroom at 202-358-1540 or no later than 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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 Tuesday afternoon, at: