NASA Administrator Michael Griffin will brief the media about the agency’s FY 2007 budget at 10 a.m. PST, Monday, Feb. 6. Reporters are invited to observe a live broadcast of the budget news conference at NASA Headquarters in the main auditorium, Bldg. N-201, at NASA Ames Research Center, located in California’s Silicon Valley.

Griffin will be joined by NASA’s associate administrators for the space operations, science, aeronautics and exploration mission directorates for the 90-minute event. Following the news conference, local reporters at NASA Ames are invited to attend a media roundtable to discuss the budget with Marvin (Chris) Christensen, who has been designated to serve as the acting NASA Ames center director. The media roundtable will begin after the NASA administrator’s briefing at approximately 11:30 a.m. PST, in the Jack Boyd Committee Room, Bldg. N-200.

The news conference will be broadcast live on NASA TV. Please note that only reporters at NASA headquarters will be able to ask questions during the briefing. NASA directorates and offices will take budget phone queries after the news conference. The NASA budget will be available on the Web Monday at 10 a.m. PST at:

NASA TV’s Public, Education and Media channels are available on an MPEG-2 digital C-band signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. In Alaska and Hawaii, they’re on AMC-7 at 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization. For digital downlink information on the Web, visit:

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