WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation now is open for the launch of the next Orbital ATK Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Orbital ATK is targeting no earlier than Aug. 22 for the lift off of its Cygnus spacecraft on an Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A at Wallops. The spacecraft will carry crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbiting laboratory to support the Expedition 48 and 49 crews.
International media without U.S. citizenship must apply by Aug. 1 for credentials to cover the prelaunch and launch activities at Wallops. The application deadline is Aug. 17 for media who are U.S. citizens. Media should send their accreditation request to Keith Koehler at [email protected]. For questions about accreditation or additional information, contact Koehler by email or at 757-824-1579.
This will be the sixth cargo resupply mission by Orbital ATK under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract. Cargo resupply by U.S. companies ensures a national capability to deliver critical science research to the space station, significantly increasing NASA's ability to conduct new science investigations using the only microgravity laboratory.
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