NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe will preview the agency’s
fiscal year (FY) 2005 budget proposal during a press conference
at 1 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Feb. 3. The press conference is in the
NASA Headquarters auditorium at 300 E Street SW, Washington.

Media registration is in the west lobby starting at 11:30 a.m.
EST. Budget documents will be available at registration and
after 2 p.m. EST on the Internet at:

The press conference will be carried live on NASA Television
with questions from reporters in Washington and participating
agency centers. NASA Television is available on AMC-9,
transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude.
The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and
audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. For information about NASA TV on
the Internet, visit:

NASA’s associate administrators will be available for telephone
roundtables to discuss how the FY 2005 budget pertains to their
agency enterprise. Telephone roundtables will be after the NASA
briefing, on Wednesday, Feb. 4 and Thursday, Feb 5. To
participate in enterprise telephone roundtables, reporters
should call:

  • Space Flight/Safety & Mission Assurance: Allard Beutel, 202/358-4769/1272
  • Aeronautics/Exploration Systems: Mike Braukus, 202/358-1979
  • Space Science: Don Savage, 202/358-1727
  • Earth Science: Dave Steitz, 202/358-1730; Elvia Thompson, 202/358-1696
  • Biological & Physical Research: Dolores Beasley, 202/358-1753
  • Education: Gretchen Cook-Anderson, 202/358-0836