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Michael Curie
Headquarters, Washington

George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

April 1, 2008
International Media Accreditation Required Early for GLAST Launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The launch of NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. EDT on May 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

To meet Air Force requirements, international media must submit accreditation requests for the GLAST launch before April 14. Reporters may apply for GLAST accreditation online at:

Reporters who are U.S. citizens living within the United States may apply online for accreditation through May 12.

A GLAST prelaunch news conference will be held at 1 p.m. on May 14 at the NASA's Kennedy Space Center News Center. Press badges will be available beginning at 8 a.m. on May 14 and may be picked up at the Pass and Identification Building located on State Road 405 east of U.S. Highway 1, south of Titusville. GLAST mission press badges also will be valid for the launch on May 16.

For more information about the GLAST mission, visit:

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