Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA's next commercial cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station.
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will launch its Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket at about 4:41 a.m. EDT Sunday, March 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida.
This will be the company's third commercial resupply mission to the space station, which will deliver several tons of supplies, including new science experiments and technology research.
Prelaunch and launch activities for media will take place at CCAFS and nearby at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. International media without U.S. citizenship must apply for credentials to cover the prelaunch and launch activities by noon Thursday, Feb. 13, in order to gain access to CCAFS for the launch. Accreditation is open until Thursday, Feb. 27, for international media without U.S. citizenship who do not need access to CCAFS. The deadline for U.S. media to apply for credentials is 4 p.m. Monday, March 10.
All media accreditation requests need to be submitted online at:
NASA also is inviting 50 social media users to apply for credentials for the launch. Social media users selected to attend will be given the same access as journalists. All social media accreditation applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Registration for social media accreditation is open online. Social media users with U.S. citizenship must apply for credentials by 3 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 19, to qualify. For more information about NASA social media accreditation requirements and to register, visit:
International journalists must submit a scanned copy of their "I" visa and passport. Green card holders must submit a scanned copy of their card. They must send their scanned documents to Jennifer Horner at firstname.lastname@example.org for credential request processing.
All media representatives must present two forms of legal, government identification to access Kennedy Space Center. One form must be a photo ID, such as a passport or driver's license. Questions about accreditation should be directed to Jennifer Horner at email@example.com, 321-867-6598 or 321-867-2468.
For more information about the SpaceX resupply mission, visit: