NASA Coverage Set for Mar 1 SpaceX Mission to Space Station

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NASA Coverage Set for Mar 1 SpaceX Mission to Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The second SpaceX goal to a International Space Station underneath NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services agreement is scheduled to launch Friday, Mar 1, from Space Launch Complex 40 during Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA Television coverage starts during 8:30 a.m. EST.

The company’s Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon load plug will lift off during 10:10 a.m. If needed, a backup launch event is accessible on Mar 2 with launch time during 9:47 a.m. and NASA TV coverage commencement during 8 a.m.

The goal is a second of 12 SpaceX flights engaged by NASA to resupply a space station. It will symbol a third outing by a Dragon plug to a orbiting laboratory, following a proof moody in May 2012 and a initial resupply goal in Oct 2012.

The plug will be filled with some-more than 1,200 pounds of systematic experiments and cargo. It will sojourn trustworthy to a space station’s Harmony procedure for some-more than 3 weeks. The Dragon plug will dash down in a Pacific Ocean off a seashore of Baja California on Mar 25, returning some-more than 2,300 pounds of hearing samples and equipment, that will be recovered for hearing by scientists and engineers.

In allege of a launch, NASA will horde a lecture on NASA’s tellurian low space scrutiny swell during 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, during a agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. On Thursday, Feb. 28, NASA will horde a goal scholarship lecture during 1 p.m. and a prelaunch news discussion during 3 p.m. All 3 briefings will be carried live on NASA TV and a agency’s website.

Media might ask accreditation to attend a prelaunch news conferences and launch by going online at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov

The deadline for U.S. media to request for accreditation is Feb. 25. The deadline has upheld for general news media to apply.

Media certification will be current during NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and Johnson Space Center in Houston for goal activities from launch by splashdown.

For some-more information about media accreditation, call Jennifer Horner during 321-867-6598 or 321-867-2468.

For an updated report of prelaunch briefings, events and NASA TV coverage times, visit:

http://go.nasa.gov/13hO0IY

For NASA TV report and video streaming information, revisit

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For countdown coverage, NASA’s launch blog and some-more information about a mission, visit:

http://go.nasa.gov/spacex2

For some-more information about a International Space Station, investigate in low-Earth orbit, NASA’s blurb space programs and a destiny of American spaceflight, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/exploration

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