December 17, 2011
Media Accreditation Now Open For SPACEX Launch
Media accreditation for NASA's second Commercial Orbital Transportation Services demonstration flight is open. Liftoff of a Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., is targeted for Feb. 7, 2012.
During the flight, the Dragon spacecraft will conduct a series of check-out procedures to test and prove its systems in advance of a rendezvous with the International Space Station. The primary objectives for the flight include a fly-by of the space station at a distance of approximately two miles to validate the operation of sensors and a flight system necessary for a safe rendezvous and approach. The spacecraft also will demonstrate the capability to abort the rendezvous.
All media accreditation requests need to be submitted online at: https://media.ksc.nasa.gov
For questions about accreditation or additional information, contact NASA Kennedy Space Center's Press Site at 321-867-2468.
For more information on NASA's COTS program, visit http://www.nasa.gov/cots