News Release, NASA

NASA invites media and social media to agency centers across the country Monday, March 11, to get an up-close look at America’s work to return astronauts to the Moon and on to Mars, following the delivery of President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal to the U.S. Congress.

The main event will take place at NASA’sKennedy Space Centerin Florida, where NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will address the agency’s workforce at 1 p.m. EDT. His remarks will air live on NASA Television and the agency’swebsite. NASA centers then will host media and social media for tours and presentations.

Following Bridenstine’s address, media and social media at Kennedy will be able to see first-hand:

  • Exploration Ground Systemsefforts to transform Kennedy into a multi-user spaceport
  • Facilities where the solid rocket boosters, and other hardware, for the agency’s powerful Space Launch System (SLS) are processed, manufactured and assembled
  • NASA’s Super Guppy, which is being modified to carry the Orion spacecraft
  • A ground prototype of a deep space habitat concept built bycommercialpartner Lockheed Martin

Also on March 11, NASA’s Chief Financial Officer, Jeff DeWit, and Deputy Chief Financial Officerfor Strategy, Budget, and Performance, Andrew Hunter, will brief media on the agency’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal during a 5 p.m. teleconference. To participate in this briefing, media must contact Karen Northon atkaren.northon@nasa.govno later than 2 p.m. March 11.

Audio and visuals from the teleconference will stream live here.

The agency budget, and supporting information, will be available online Monday here.

NASA is going to the Moon and on to Mars, in a measured, sustainable way. The direction from Space Policy Directive-1 builds on the hard work NASA is doing on its SLS and Orion spacecraft, agency efforts to enable commercial partners, its work with international partners at the International Space Station in low-Earth orbit, and what NASA learns from its current robotic missions at the Moon and Mars.

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