Kennedy News

Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Feb. 15, 2012
NASA Administrator Holds Media Availability At Kennedy Feb. 17
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Media are invited to an interview availability with NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana at 1:30 p.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 17, in Kennedy's Multi-Payload Processing Facility, the location of a recently arrived test version of NASA's Orion spacecraft, the vehicle that will take humans into deep space.

Bolden and Cabana will be available for questions and will discuss the past, present and future of NASA. Orion and the Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket will lift off from Kennedy's Launch Pad 39B and take humans farther into space than ever before, including to an asteroid and Mars. The full-scale Orion crew module media will see was used by ground crews in advance of the launch abort system flight test that took place in New Mexico in 2010.

Media need to be at Kennedy's Press Site by 12:45 p.m. for transportation to the facility.

U.S. journalists without media credentials need to apply online by 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 at:

No new credentials for international media will be issued for this event.

For information about NASA's Orion, Space Launch Systems and Ground Systems Development and Operations Programs, visit:


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