[b]NASA Officials to Discuss Fiscal Year 2013 Budget[/b]
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will brief reporters about the agency's fiscal year 2013 budget at 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT) on Monday, Feb. 13. The news conference will take place in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters.
NASA Chief Financial Officer Elizabeth Robinson will join Bolden. The news conference will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website.
For the first time, NASA has invited 20 of its Twitter followers to join reporters for the budget news conference.
During the news conference, NASA also will take as many questions as possible submitted via Twitter using the hashtag #askNASA.
The NASA budget and supporting information will be [URL=http://www.nasa.gov/budget]available online[/URL] at 1 p.m., Feb. 13.
After the overview briefing on NASA's fiscal year 2013 budget, the associate administrators of the mission directorates and NASA's chief technologist will hold teleconferences to discuss the budget's impact on their specific areas. [list][*]3:30 p.m. - Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate
[*]4:30 p.m. - Science Mission Directorate
[*]5:15 p.m. - Office of the Chief Technologist and the Space Technology Program
[*]6 p.m. - Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate[/list]
Each teleconference is scheduled to last 30 minutes. Live audio of the budget teleconferences will [URL=http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio]stream online[/URL].