NASA Boulder Retrieval Briefings: Look But Don't Touch

White House, NASA to Discuss Asteroid Redirect Mission's Importance for Journey to Mars, Planetary Defense

"NASA will provide three virtual updates on two planned Asteroid Redirect Missions (ARM) Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. NASA Television will provide coverage at 11 a.m. EDT of the first briefing to discuss ARM's contributions to the Journey to Mars and protection of our planet."

"This event will be streamed live for virtual participation only. The stream will be accessible starting at 12 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 14: http://connect.arc.nasa.gov/arm-update-2016/. The public and media are invited to watch the virtual update online, and submit questions throughout the event. ... Social media followers can watch live and submit questions online."

Keith's note: In other words news media will not be allowed to interact directly with Holdren or Bolden or anyone else. Questions will be screened by NASA PAO before the are asked. In other words: do no expect any news. This is called "running out the clock" here in Washington. In the waning days of an administration you say only what you want to say and make it all but impossible for anyone to dispute what you say. But you make it look like you are saying something because innocuous, safe questions are asked.

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