Kennedy Space Center
Sept. 24, 2002
Note to Editors/News Directors:
Badging Requirements For Media And KSC News Center Operating Hours Set For STS-112 Launch Activities
News media badging requirements and operating hours for Kennedy Space Center's News Center (photo on right) have been established for the launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-112. Launch is set to occur on Oct. 2 between the hours of 2-6 p.m. Eastern time.
Media must request current credentials in writing via fax to the KSC News Room (321-867-2692) on the letterhead of their current affiliation. The request must include name (as it appears on drivers license or passport), social security number, place and date of birth, nationality, valid address (not P.O. box), and phone number. A passport number (including the expiration date) and country of citizenship must be provided if the applicant is not a U.S. citizen.
Due to new badging requirements, news media representatives with proper authorization must now obtain mission credentials at the Pass and Identification Building (PIDs) on State Road 405 (NOT State Road 3 as previously conducted). The PIDs facility is south of Titusville and east of U.S. 1 on S.R. 405. (No badging will be conducted from the facility on State Road 3.)
Media with temporary badges are not permitted to drive into the secured KSC areas. Media buses will run between the Press Site and the S.R. 405 PIDs parking lot periodically each day through launch time.
Credential and badging hours are listed below. KSC News Center Office Hours for STS-112
(Times may be adjusted in real time depending on mission events and timelines.
Sunday, Sept. 29....................CLOSED
Monday, Sept. 30....................8 a .m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 1....................8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 2 (Launch Day)... 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
[FOR MISSION DAY SCHEDULES SEE NOTE BELOW
Sunday, Oct. 13 (Landing day)...... TBD NOTE:
The KSC News Center will support media attendance and questions for overnight and weekend STS-112 Mission Status Briefings and the in-flight crew news conference. Media interested in attending the briefings that occur after normal office hours MUST make their intentions known to the KSC News Room at least 24 hours in advance in order to secure proper access to the press site. Times of these briefings are available in the NASA TV schedule at: http://www.spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/nasatv/schedule.html Pass and Identification Badging Hours
News media may obtain STS-112 mission credentials at the Pass and Identification Building on S.R. 405 south of Titusville, during the following times.
Sunday, Sept.29 ----------------------------- CLOSED
Monday, Sept. 30 ---------------------------- 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(The first bus will depart PIDs on S.R. 405 for the Press Site at 8 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 1 ------------------------------ 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 2 (Launch day)--------- 7 a.m. - Launch minus 1 hour NEWS MEDIA ARE REQUIRED TO BE UNDER PUBLIC AFFAIRS ESCORT AT ALL TIMES WHILE AT KSC. MEDIA WITH TEMPORARY BADGES ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THE COMPLEX 39 CAFETERIA.
NEWS MEDIA ARE ALLOWED AT THE PRESS SITE ONLY WHEN THE KSC NEWS CENTER IS OPEN.
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