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Michael Mewhinney
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
650-604-3937
michael.s.mewhinney@nasa.gov

Whitney Clavin
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
818-354-4673
whitney.clavin@jpl.nasa.gov

George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
george.h.diller@nasa.gov

Jan. 27, 2009
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : 09-08AR
 
 
NASA Kepler Launch International Media Accreditation Ends Feb. 5
 
 
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- The launch of NASA's Kepler telescope, the first mission capable of finding Earth-size planets around other stars, is scheduled for March 5 at 7:48 p.m. Pacific Time (10:48 p.m. Eastern Time), from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

Because of U.S. Air Force requirements, international journalists must apply for accreditation more than 30 days in advance of the launch. For the Kepler mission, the deadline is Feb. 5. Reporters may apply for Kepler accreditation online at https://media.ksc.nasa.gov.

U.S. journalists living within the United States who need accreditation have until Feb. 27 to apply. Reporters should confirm they have been accredited before they travel.

For more information about Kepler accreditation, contact Laurel Lichtenberger at 321-867-4036.

For more information about the Kepler mission on the Web, visit http://www.nasa.gov/kepler .

 

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