PRESS CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON DC TO ADDRESS NASA!

HOW IMPORTANT IS THE AGENCY TO YOU?

Reps. Gene Green, Pete Olson, Sheila Jackson Lee, Kevin Brady, John Culberson, Al Green, Mike McCaul, and Ted Poe will join with Houston Mayor Annise Parker to hold a press conference on their coordinated and bipartisan effort to save the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Constellation program.

The Constellation Program was introduced by NASA in 2004 for testing and deploying new technologies, systems, flight operations and techniques to serve future space exploration. The Administration’s proposed budget cuts the Constellation program jeopardizing America’s leading role in human space exploration. Additionally, approximately 7,000 local jobs and 31,000 national jobs will be directly and indirectly affected by the proposed cut.

WHO: Mayor Annise Parker

Rep. Gene Green (D-TX)

Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX)

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX)

Rep. John Culberson (R-TX)

Rep. Al Green (D-TX)

Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX)

Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX)

WHAT: Constellation Program Press Conference

WHEN: Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pre-set 9:30am Eastern

Press Conference 10:15am Eastern

WHERE: 2456 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515