Press Release

NASA Langley Achievements, Budget to be Rolled Out Feb. 2

By SpaceRef Editor
January 29, 2015
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Members of the news media are invited to a “State  of NASA” news and social media event at NASA’s Langley Research Center in  Hampton, Virginia, on Monday, Feb. 2.


Media should contact Michael  Finneran at 757-864-6110 or by 4  p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, to attend the NASA Langley event.


As part of an  agency-wide NASA Social, Langley will provide a tour for media from 8 a.m. to  4:30 p.m. The tour will include remarks from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden  at 1:30 p.m., followed by an address to employees by Langley Director Steve  Jurczyk.


Bolden will address the agency’s scientific and technological  achievements and the work ahead via NASA Television from Kennedy Space Center  in Florida. Jurczyk will deliver a similar presentation from a NASA Langley perspective.


Langley tour stops are:

A robotic arm being  developed by Langley as part of NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission; The Air  Traffic Operations Lab, which tests technologies to improve air traffic  management and prepare for a predicted growth in air travel; Research  aircraft and uncrewed aerial vehicles in Langley’s hangar that are used for  airborne science campaigns and testing new aeronautical technology;

The  Orion Ground Test Article, a full-scale crew-capsule mockup that will be drop  tested at Langley; and

A robot called ISAAC that will develop strong,  lightweight composite structures and materials for aerospace  vehicles.

In addition, at 4 p.m., agency Chief Financial Officer David  Radzanowski will brief media on NASA’s 2016 budget proposal. To participate,  media must contact Karen Northon in the NASA Headquarters newsroom at  202-358-1540 or no later than 3 p.m. Jan. 29.

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.