NASA chief to give 'State of NASA' address today. Here's how to watch it live.

NASA chief Bill Nelson will give his annual update about the agency's plans and achievements on Thursday (March 9), and you can watch it live.

Nelson is scheduled to deliver the "State of NASA" address Thursday at 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT). Watch it live here at, courtesy of NASA, or directly via the agency.

"In his remarks Thursday, Nelson will highlight the agency's plans to explore the moon and Mars, monitor and protect the planet, sustain U.S. leadership in aviation and aerospace innovation, drive economic growth and promote equity and diversity within the agency and across the nation, while inspiring the next generation of explorers for the benefit of humanity," NASA officials said in a statement on Wednesday (March 8).

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NASA's official meatball insignia was designed by James Modarelli in 1959.

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson will give his annual "State of NASA" address on March 9 at 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT). (Image credit: NASA)

Nelson's speech comes on the same day that the Biden administration releases its top-level 2024 federal budget proposal. But don't expect the NASA chief to discuss many fiscal details on Thursday; those won't come out until Monday morning (March 13).

NASA officials plan to hold a press conference to discuss the budget on Monday at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT). You'll be able to listen to that live here at as well.  

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Michael Wall is a Senior Space Writer with and joined the team in 2010. He primarily covers exoplanets, spaceflight and military space, but has been known to dabble in the space art beat. His book about the search for alien life, "Out There," was published on Nov. 13, 2018. Before becoming a science writer, Michael worked as a herpetologist and wildlife biologist. He has a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Sydney, Australia, a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona, and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Michael on Twitter.