Senior NASA officials will help showcase the agency’s work on the Journey to Mars during a Mars Day on the Hill event Thursday, June 25, in the Rayburn House Office Building Foyer in Washington.

NASA Associate Administrators Bill Gerstenmaier, John Grunsfeld and Steve Jurczyk will be joined by astronauts Reid Wiseman and Barry “Butch” Wilmore for a 3:30 p.m. EDT media tour of exhibits.

NASA’s Journey to Mars incorporates critical work being done across the agency. The work will build on the extraordinary accomplishments of NASA’s scientific exploration of the Red Planet while advancing the development of new cross-cutting space technologies that also have potential for applications here on Earth. The journey also will take advantage of the agency’s Space Launch System rocket and Orion crew capsule.

Media planning to attend should contact David Steitz at 202-358-1730 by 4 p.m. Wednesday.

For more information about NASA’s Journey to Mars, visit