Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
May 16, 2006
NASA Announces Accreditation Deadline for Next Shuttle Flight
News media planning to cover NASA's next space shuttle mission must apply for Kennedy Space Center credentials by June 1. U.S. and international journalists may submit accreditation requests online at: https://media.ksc.nasa.gov
NASA is targeting July for Space Shuttle Discovery's mission, STS-121, to the International Space Station. Accredited media will have access to the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test, launch, mission and landing. The demonstration test is a countdown dress rehearsal scheduled for the week of June 12. Media should apply as soon as possible to reduce processing time.
Media must use work, not personal, e-mail addresses when applying. Once accreditation is approved, media will receive a confirmation e-mail. Badges may be picked up beginning June 12. Kennedy credentials will be honored at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, and NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for STS-121. Dryden is a backup shuttle landing site. Credentials will be honored until three days after Discovery lands.
Media with special logistical requests, such as space for production or administration trailers, electrical connections or work stations in the newsroom, must contact Laurel Lichtenberger at: firstname.lastname@example.org
by June 1. Work stations are provided on a first-come basis.
To set up temporary telephone, fax, ISDN or network lines, media must contact Bell South at: (800) 213-4988. Media must have an assigned seat in the Kennedy newsroom prior to setting up lines. Media are required to have a public affairs escort to any Kennedy area except the Launch Complex 39 cafeteria. For information about the STS-121 mission or crew, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
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