Kennedy News

Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Nov. 22, 2011
NASA Sets New Badging Office Hours For Mars Science Lab Launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., is adjusting the office hours and location where media need to pick-up their accreditation on Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26, to cover the agency's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) launch.

Journalists may obtain their MSL credentials on Friday and Saturday from the Kennedy Space Center Press Accreditation office on State Road 3. Hours of operation are:

           Friday, Nov. 25:   6 a.m. - 12 p.m.
           Saturday, Nov. 26:    6 a.m. - 9 a.m.

For further questions about accreditation, contact Laurel Lichtenberger at 321-867-4036.

Kennedy's Press Site hours of operation for Nov. 24 - Nov. 26 are:

           Thursday, Nov. 24:   Closed for Thanksgiving
           Friday, Nov. 25:   7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
           Saturday, Nov. 26:   6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

MSL is scheduled to liftoff at 10:02 a.m. on Nov. 26 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

For information of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, visit:

For more information about Kennedy's accreditation process, including directions to Kennedy's Press Accreditation office, visit:


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