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NASA Hosts Launch Complex 39A Status Update

NASA will provide a status update on Launch Complex 39A at 2:30 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 14 at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The update, which will be held at pad 39A, will not be carried live on NASA Television.

The update is open to media already badged for Monday’s SpaceX launch to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The Pass and Identification Building on State Road 3, Merritt Island, will be open to pick up media credentials on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Monday from 7–10 a.m., resuming at 12:30 p.m.

Media will be bused to Launch Complex 39A from Kennedy’s Press Site. Buses will begin loading at 1:45 p.m. and depart at 2 p.m. Following the event, buses will take media to view the SpaceX launch and return to the Press Site by 5:30 p.m.

NASA has been in negotiations since December with SpaceX for an agreement to use and operate the historic site. The pad is where Apollo 11 lifted off from on the first manned moon landing in 1969, as well as being the launch site for first space shuttle mission in 1981 and the last in 2011.

For more information about Launch Complex 39A, visit:


Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.