San Francisco Bay Area news media representatives are invited to NASA Ames Research Center to attend a live televised broadcast of a briefing featuring NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe discussing NASA’s fiscal year 2005 budget request on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, beginning at 10:00 a.m. PST. Following the broadcast, NASA Ames Research Center Director G. Scott Hubbard will answer reporters’ questions at a media roundtable.

The briefing, which originates from NASA Headquarters in Washington, will be carried live on NASA Television. Reporters can view the broadcast in the committee room of Bldg. N-200, the center’s administration building. To reach NASA Ames, take the Moffett Boulevard exit off U.S. 101 and drive east towards the main gate. Reporters will need to show photo ID in order to gain entry. After entering the main gate, take the first left to enter the research center. Reporters should report to the lobby of the administration building, the large white building on Bush Circle with flags out front. If interested in attending, please call Mike Mewhinney at 650/604-3937 by 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, as seating is limited.

Reporters covering the briefing at Ames will be able to ask questions of the participants in Washington via a phone link. A summary of the budget request will be provided and also will be available on the NASA Web site at:

NASA TV 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: