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NASA Extends Media Accreditation for Next Orbital Sciences Cargo Resupply Mission to International Space Station

Media accreditation has been extended for the launch of the second NASA contracted cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station from Virginia.

Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., will launch the Orbital-2 cargo resupply mission at 2:07 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 10 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad 0A at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility. NASA Television coverage begins at 1:15 a.m.

With a launch on June 10, Orbital’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft will arrive at the space station on June 13. Cygnus will remain at the orbiting laboratory until July 11.

This will be the second of eight planned cargo missions by Orbital Sciences for NASA under the agency’s $1.9 billion Commercial Resupply Services contract with the company. Cargo resupply from U.S. companies ensures a national capability to deliver critical science research to the space station, significantly increasing NASA’s ability to conduct new science investigations to the only laboratory in microgravity. 

International media without U.S. citizenship must apply by May 12 for credentials to cover the prelaunch and launch activities at Wallops. The application deadline is June 4 for media who are U.S. citizens. Journalists should send their accreditation request to Keith Koehler at

For questions about accreditation or additional information, contact Keith Koehler by email or at 757-824-1579.

For information about Orbital, and its Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft, visit:


For more information about the International Space Station and Commercial Resupply Services, visit:


Rachel Kraft
Headquarters, Washington
Keith Koehler
Wallops Flight Facility, Va.
Barron Beneski
Orbital Sciences Corp., Va.