NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Next SpaceX Station Resupply Mission

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation now is open for the launch of NASA's next cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station by SpaceX. The Dragon spacecraft tentatively is scheduled to lift off atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida no earlier than 2:38 a.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 19.

This will be SpaceX's fourth cargo resupply servicing mission and will deliver nearly two tons of supplies, science experiments, and technology demonstrations to the space station.

Media events will take place at CCAFS and Kennedy Space Center in Florida. International media without U.S. citizenship must apply for credentials no later than 4:30 p.m. Aug. 22 to access CCAFS to cover prelaunch and launch activities. International media without U.S. citizenship who do not wish to attend events at the Air Force Station must apply by 4:30 p.m. Sept. 4 for access to Kennedy. The deadline for U.S. media is 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Late credential submissions will result in limited access to launch activities.

International journalists are required to submit a scanned copy of their "I" visa and passport. Green card holders must submit a scanned copy of their card. All scanned documents must be emailed to jennifer.p.horner@nasa.gov for credential request processing.

All media representatives must present two forms of legal, government identification to access Kennedy. One form must be a photo ID, such as a passport or driver's license.

Media accreditation requests need to be submitted online at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov

Questions about accreditation should be addressed to Jennifer Horner at jennifer.p.horner@nasa.gov, 321-867-6598 or 321-867-2468.

For more information about SpaceX's commercial resupply missions, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/spacex

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