Press Release

NASA Ames to Discuss 2011 Budget, Directorates to Hold Briefings

By SpaceRef Editor
February 1, 2010
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NASA Ames to Discuss 2011 Budget, Directorates to Hold Briefings

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced the administration’s fiscal year 2011 budget request Monday by calling for change and a new era of innovation in America’s approach to science and space exploration.

At 11:30 a.m. PST on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, news media are invited to hear NASA Ames Deputy Director Lewis Braxton, III and Chief Financial Officer Paul Agnew explain how NASA’s fiscal year 2011 budget will affect NASA Ames. The one-hour Ames budget briefing will take place in the Jack Boyd Committee Room, located on the second floor of the Administration Building, Bldg. N-200.

To reach NASA Ames, take U.S. Highway 101 to the Moffett Field, NASA Parkway exit and drive east on Moffett Boulevard towards the main gate.  News media will need to stop in the Visitor Badge Office, located at the main gate, to obtain visitor passes to enter the center.

Also on Tuesday, the associate administrators of the mission directorates will hold teleconferences to discuss the budget’s impact on their specific areas.

The teleconference schedule is (all times Pacific):

8:30 a.m. — Science (phone 888-972-9928 or 415-228-4737, pass code: science)
9:15 a.m. — Space Operations (phone: 800-369-6087 or 773-756-0843, pass code: spaceflight)
10 a.m. — Exploration Systems (phone: 888-469-0980 or 630-395-0021, pass code: exploration)
10:45 a.m. — Aeronautics (phone: 888-809-8972 or 212-287-1847, pass code: aeronautics)

Each teleconference is scheduled to last 30 minutes. Reporters may join the teleconference of their choice by dialing the telephone number and using the pass code listed above. The number of available telephone lines is limited.

Live audio of the budget teleconferences will stream online at:

Replays of each mission directorate’s teleconference will be available until Feb. 16. The replay numbers are:

Science: 888-403-4667 or 203-369-3149, pass code 78543
Space Operations: 800-944-3336 or 203-369-3426, pass code 12536
Exploration Systems: 800-262-5125 or 402-220-9716, pass code 55693
Aeronautics: 800-925-5459 or 203-369-3851, pass code 452361

The NASA budget and supporting information is available at:

SpaceRef staff editor.