Press Release

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Budget Briefing

By SpaceRef Editor
January 29, 2015
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Members of the media are invited to briefings and tours of aircraft to learn about NASA’s upcoming research. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will present a “State of NASA” address and discuss the agency’s scientific and technological achievements as well as its exciting exploration work. Starting at 10:30 a.m. PST on Feb. 2, this live broadcast will be downlinked to NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Bldg. 703, in Palmdale. 

Immediately following Bolden’s remarks, Armstrong Center Director David McBride will brief highlights on recent center accomplishments and talk about the center’s future work in aeronautics and space technology development. McBride will also explain the center’s commitment to science discoveries during tours of SOFIA, ER-2, DC-8 and C-20A aircraft. 

After McBride’s briefing, media will have a chance to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the aircraft hangar. In the afternoon, briefings will include cutting-edge technologies under development at Armstrong: 

Electric propulsion

FOSS, fiber optic sensing system

Flight Opportunities Program

Displays of the above projects with hardware as well as the Towed Glider Air-Launch System will be available to photograph or video.

Media representatives planning to participate in the briefing contact Leslie Williams in the center’s public affairs office at 661-276-3893, or email, by 3 p.m. on Jan. 30 to provide credential information to enter the NASA hangar.

For more information about the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Education Office, visit:

At 1:00 p.m. PST Monday, agency Chief Financial Officers David Radzanowski will brief media on NASA’s 2016 budget proposal. To participate in this briefing, media need to contact Karen Northon in the NASA’s Headquarters newsroom at 202-358-1540 or no later than 12 p.m.

Audio and visuals from the media teleconference will be streamed live on NASA’s website and on Ustream at:

For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:

The NASA budget and supporting information will be available online Monday afternoon, at

SpaceRef staff editor.