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March 28, 2005

Dryden Flight Research Center
P.O. Box 273
Edwards, California 93523
Phone 661/276-3449
FAX 661/276-3566

Leslie Williams
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
Phone: 661/276-3893

Media Advisory (Not for publication)

NASA Credentialing Media for Possible Shuttle Landing at Edwards AFB

The Space Shuttle Discovery is targeted for launch from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida on the Return-to-Flight mission STS-114 during a window between May 15 and June 3. Discovery is scheduled to land at KSC at the conclusion of the mission about 11 days later. However, if the weather or other conditions prevent a landing in Florida, the shuttle could be diverted to the primary back-up landing site at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

News media representatives interested in on-site coverage of a potential shuttle landing at NASA Dryden on Edwards Air Force Base must submit a request for accreditation to the NASA Dryden public affairs office by the following deadlines:

  • Foreign nationals - April 13
    U.S. citizens - May 18

Notice for a Space Shuttle landing at Dryden could be short. News organizations should consider accrediting Los Angeles-based reporters or news crews who could travel to Dryden relatively quickly.

Foreign nationals, including permanent resident aliens, must furnish: full name, date of birth, place of birth (city, state/province, country), media organization represented, current citizenship, visa or passport number and expiration date, alien registration number if a resident alien, driver's license number and state/province of issue, and the last six digits of their U.S. Social Security number, if any. No substitutions of other media members will be allowed. Requesters must submit full information for any potential alternates in the original request.

U.S. citizens must furnish: full name, date of birth, place of birth, media organization, the last six digits of their social security number, and driver's license number including the state of issue.

All requests must include the requestor's phone number and e-mail address for follow-up contact.

For accreditation, media representatives must work for a legitimate, verifiable news-gathering organization. Media personnel should fax a request for accreditation on their company letterhead to (661) 276-3566. E-mail requests are acceptable for media representatives who have been on-site at NASA Dryden within the past year, and should be sent to leslie.williams@dfrc.nasa.gov.

In the event of a landing at Dryden, limited facilities will be available to accredited media representatives. For further information, phone the Dryden Public Affairs Office at (661) 276-3449.

For the latest information on NASA's Return to Flight efforts on the Internet, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/returntoflight


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