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NASA to Host National Space Council Meeting at Kennedy Space Center

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida will host a meeting of the National Space Council, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the meeting beginning at 10 a.m. EST.

Media are invited to cover the vice president’s arrival on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Kennedy’s Shuttle Landing Facility and the council meeting on Wednesday.

After his arrival on Tuesday, Vice President Pence will tour Cape Canaveral Air Force Station launch facilities and participate in a commercial spaceflight federal reception. On Wednesday, Vice President Pence will lead the National Space Council meeting inside Kennedy’s Space Station Processing Facility. “Moon, Mars, and Worlds Beyond: Winning the Next Frontier” will include testimonials from leaders in the civil, commercial, and national security sectors about the importance of the United States’ space enterprise. The Vice President will conclude his visit with a tour of Kennedy Space Center.

U.S. media who wish to cover the events must apply for accreditation online at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov

All media applications for credentialing must be received by 8 p.m. today, Feb. 19. Media must also RSVP at ksc-media-accreditat@mail.nasa.gov for both arrival and the Council Meeting. Media outlets planning to bring satellite trucks to either event must inform KSC media operations during the RSVP process.

Applications for media credentials for international journalists are not available for this event. Questions about accreditation should be sent to KSC-Media-Accreditat@mail.nasa.gov or 321-867-2468. Media must present two forms of unexpired, government identification. One form must include a photo, such as a passport or driver’s license.

Arrival times for badging and transportation to events

Tuesday, Feb. 20 – Noon (Pre-set of equipment and satellite trucks)

Departure for the event will be at 4 p.m.

Location:  Press Accreditation Building on State Road 3

Wednesday, Feb. 21 – 2 a.m. (Pre-set of equipment and satellite trucks)

Departure for the event will be at 7:30 a.m.

Location:  Press Accreditation Building on State Road 3

On Feb. 20, media will be transported to the Shuttle Landing Facility at 1:30 p.m. to pre-stage equipment and satellite trucks.  Media will return to the Press Accreditation Building at 2:30 p.m. to allow for security sweeps of the facility.

On Feb. 21, media will be transported to the Space Station Processing Facility to pre-stage equipment and satellite trucks. Media will return to the Press Accreditation Building at 5 a.m. to allow for security sweeps of the facility.

All equipment needed to cover both events must be pre-staged at the respective facilities.

This will be the second meeting of the National Space Council, which President Trump re-established last year.

Images and video highlights from the meeting and tours will be available at:

https://www.nasa.gov/mediaresources  

For more information about NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/kennedy

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