Kennedy News

Text Size

Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
(202) 358-3749

Bruce Buckingham
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(321) 867-2468

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:

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: 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:

- end -

text-only version of this release

To receive status reports and news releases issued from the Kennedy Space Center Newsroom electronically, send a blank e-mail message to To unsubscribe, send a blank e-mail message to The system will confirm your request via e-mail.