Kennedy News

George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Michael Braukus
Headquarters, Washington

March 21, 2012
Updated Media Accreditation Deadlines For NASA/SpaceX Launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA is updating media accreditation deadlines for the agency's second Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) demonstration flight launch. A Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket is targeted to launch at 12:22 p.m. EDT on April 30 from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

During the flight, SpaceX's Dragon capsule will conduct a series of checkout procedures that will test and prove its systems. These tests include rendezvous and docking with the International Space Station. The demonstration flight is intended to lead to regular resupply missions to the space station.

International media representatives must apply for credentials by Friday, March 23, to cover the launch activities. For U.S. reporters, the deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 25. All media accreditation requests must be submitted online at:

For questions about accreditation or additional information, contact NASA's Kennedy Space Center Press Site at 321-867-2468.

For more information on NASA's COTS program, visit:


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