Kennedy News

George H. Diller/Bruce Buckingham
Kennedy Space Center
(321) 867-2468

May 2, 2003
RELEASE : 34-03
Note to Editors:
International Press Must Apply Early To Assure Accreditation To Cover MER and SIRTF Launches
International news media planning to cover the launch of the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER A and MER B) on June 5 and June 25 and the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) anticipated to occur in late August are required to request accreditation 30 days in advance.

Please submit on news organization letterhead the following information for those needing to be accredited: the full legal name, birth date, place of birth, passport number, date of passport expiration, Social Security Number if applicable, nationality and citizenship information. Please include the news organization address and telephone number. This information may be faxed to:

NASA Launch Accreditation
Attention: Diana Boles
Fax 321-867-2692

Please specify for which launch you are requesting press credentials, MER-A, MER-B or SIRTF. A separate accreditation request is necessary for each launch.

For further details on obtaining launch accreditation, contact Diana Boles or Bruce Buckingham at 321-867-2468.

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