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Grey Hautaluoma
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-0668
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Amber Philman
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
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Sept. 17, 2009
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M09-179
 
 
NASA Sets Media Credential Deadlines for Ares I-X Flight Test
 
 
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA has set media accreditation deadlines for the Ares I-X flight test targeted to launch Oct. 31 from Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Journalists must apply for credentials to attend. To be accredited, reporters must work for verifiable news-gathering organizations.

Accredited media representatives with mission badges will have access to Kennedy from rollout through launch. Application deadlines for mission badges are Oct. 5 for international reporters and Oct. 15 for U.S. journalists. No substitutions of credentials are allowed. If the launch is delayed, the deadline for domestic journalists may be extended on a day-by-day basis.

Media applying for credentials should submit requests via the Web at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov


Reporters must use work e-mail addresses, not personal accounts, when applying. After accreditation is approved, applicants will receive confirmation via e-mail.

Reporters with special logistic requests, such as space for satellite trucks, trailers, electrical connections or work space, must contact Laurel Lichtenberger by Oct. 15 at:

laurel.a.lichtenberger@nasa.gov


Free wireless Internet access is no longer available at Kennedy's news center. Work space in the news center and the news center annex is provided on a first-come basis at limited to one space per organization.

To set up temporary telephone, fax, ISDN or network lines, media representatives must make arrangements with BellSouth at 800-213-4988. Reporters must have an assigned seat in the Kennedy newsroom prior to setting up lines.

Journalists must have a public affairs escort to all areas outside the Kennedy press site except the Launch Complex 39 cafeteria. To obtain an assigned seat, contact Patricia Christian at:

patricia.christian-1@nasa.gov


To receive Ares I-X updates via Twitter, go to:

http://www.twitter.com/NASA_Ares_I_X


For information about Ares I-X, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/aresIX

 

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