- Press Release
- August 19, 2022
KSC Badging Requirements and News Center Operating Hours Set for STS-108
News media badging requirements and operating hours for KSC’s News
Center have been established for the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour
on mission STS-108.
Media are reminded that the earlier distributed annual badges are no
longer valid. Media must request current credentials in writing via fax to
the KSC News Room (321-867-2692) on the letterhead of their current
affiliation. The request must include name (as it appears on drivers license
or passport), social security number, date-of-birth, valid address (no P.O.
box), and phone number. Foreign journalists must submit their requests one
week in advance of the events.
News media representatives with proper authorization may obtain
STS-108 mission credentials at the Pass and Identification Building (PIDs)
on State Road 3 (south of KSC) on Merritt Island during published times. Due
to heightened security, media will not be permitted to drive into the
secured KSC areas. Once badges are distributed, media will be directed to a
remote parking location (at KARS 1) and bused to the KSC News Center. Media
buses will run between the Press Site and the remote parking location
periodically each day through launch time. Be advised, due to heightened
security, media should add appropriate time to their schedules.
Credential and badging hours are listed below.
KSC News Center office hours for STS-108
(Times may be adjusted in real time depending on mission events and
Sunday, Nov 25…………………… 1 – 6 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 26…………………… 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 27…………………. 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 28……………… 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 29 (Launch Day)… 8 a.m. – 12 midnight
* [FOR MISSION DAY SCHEDULES SEE NOTE BELOW]
Monday, Dec. 10 (Landing day)… 8 a.m. — 10 p.m.
* NOTE: The KSC News Center will support media questions for
overnight and weekend STS-108 Mission Status Briefings and the in-flight
crew news conference. Media interested in attending the briefings that occur
after normal office hours, MUST make their intentions known to the KSC News
Room at least 24 hours in advance, in order to secure proper access to the
press site. Times of these briefings are available in the NASA TV schedule
Pass and Identification Hours
Sunday, Nov. 25 —————————– 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 26 —————————– 8 a.m. – 12 noon
Tuesday, Nov. 27 —————————- 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 28 ———————– 8 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 29 (Launch day)———- 8 a.m. — 6:30 p.m.
News media may obtain STS-108 mission credentials at the Pass and
Identification Building at Gate 2 on State Road 3, Merritt Island, during
the above published times.
NEWS MEDIA ARE REQUIRED TO BE UNDER PUBLIC AFFAIRS ESCORT AT ALL
TIMES WHILE AT KSC. MEDIA ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THE COMPLEX 39 CAFETERIA.
NEWS MEDIA ARE ALLOWED AT THE PRESS SITE ONLY WHEN THE KSC NEWS
CENTER IS OPEN.
Status reports and other NASA publications are available on the
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