Grey Hautaluoma/Ashley Edwards
Headquarters, Washington
grey.hautaluoma-1@nasa.gov, ashley.edwards-1@nasa.gov
Jonas Dino
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
Sept. 18, 2009
NASA Invites News Media to Ames for LCROSS Impact Events
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite mission, known as LCROSS, will culminate with two lunar impacts at approximately 4:30 a.m. PDT on Oct. 9. The mission will search for water ice in the Cabeus A crater near the moon's south pole. Reporters are invited to observe the event and participate in pre-impact and post-impact media briefings Oct. 9 at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.

The deadline for U.S. reporters to apply for accreditation is Monday, Oct. 5. International journalists planning to cover the LCROSS impacts from Ames must apply for accreditation no later than Friday, Sept. 25. Media representatives applying for credentials should submit requests to:


Journalists should confirm they have been accredited before they travel. No substitution of credentials is allowed at any NASA facility.

Once approved, two forms of government-issued identification, one with a photo, will be required to receive an access badge for Ames to cover the pre- impact media briefing, impact event and post-impact conference. For further information about accreditation, contact Jonas Dino at 650-604-5612.

For more information about the LCROSS mission, visit:



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