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NASA Sets Media Credential Deadlines for Ares I-X Flight Test

By SpaceRef Editor
September 18, 2009
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NASA Sets Media Credential Deadlines for Ares I-X Flight Test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA has set media accreditation deadlines for the Ares I-X flight test targeted to launch Oct. 31 from Launch Pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Journalists must apply for credentials to attend. To be accredited, reporters must work for verifiable news-gathering organizations.

Accredited media representatives with mission badges will have access to Kennedy from rollout through launch. Application deadlines for mission badges are Oct. 5 for international reporters and Oct. 15 for U.S. journalists. No substitutions of credentials are allowed. If the launch is delayed, the deadline for domestic journalists may be extended on a day-by-day basis.

Media applying for credentials should submit requests via the Web at:

Reporters must use work e-mail addresses, not personal accounts, when applying. After accreditation is approved, applicants will receive confirmation via e-mail.

Reporters with special logistic requests, such as space for satellite trucks, trailers, electrical connections or work space, must contact Laurel Lichtenberger by Oct. 15 at:

Free wireless Internet access is no longer available at Kennedy’s news center. Work space in the news center and the news center annex is provided on a first-come basis and limited to one space per organization.

To set up temporary telephone, fax, ISDN or network lines, media representatives must make arrangements with BellSouth at 800-213-4988. Reporters must have an assigned seat in the Kennedy newsroom prior to setting up lines.

Journalists must have a public affairs escort to all areas outside the Kennedy press site except the Launch Complex 39 cafeteria. To obtain an assigned seat, contact Patricia Christian at:

To receive Ares I-X updates via Twitter, go to:

For information about Ares I-X, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.