NASA Targets Mar 1 Launch for Next SpaceX Station Resupply Mission; Media Accreditation Open

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NASA Targets Mar 1 Launch for Next SpaceX Station Resupply Mission; Media Accreditation Open

HOUSTON — NASA and a general partners are targeting Friday, Mar 1, as a launch date for a subsequent bucket resupply moody to a International Space Station by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX).

Launch is scheduled for 10:10 a.m. EST (9:10 a.m. CST) from Space Launch Complex 40 during Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Media accreditation to perspective a launch is open. International media but U.S. citizenship contingency request for certification to cover a prelaunch and launch activities by noon on Monday, Feb. 18. For U.S. media, a deadline to request is Monday, Feb. 25.

Questions about accreditation might be destined to Jennifer Horner during NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida during 321-867-6598 or 321-867-2468. All media accreditation requests contingency be submitted online at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov

NASA also is mouth-watering 50 amicable media users to request for certification for a launch. Social media users comparison to attend will be given a same entrance as journalists. All amicable media accreditation applications will be deliberate on a case-by-case basis. Registration for amicable media accreditation is open online. International amicable media users but U.S. citizenship contingency request for certification by 5 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 15, to qualify. For U.S. amicable media, a deadline to request is 5 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 22. For some-more information about NASA amicable media accreditation mandate and to register, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/social

SpaceX’s Dragon plug will be filled with about 1,200 pounds of reserve for a space hire organisation and experiments being conducted aboard a orbiting laboratory.

On Mar 2, Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford and Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn of NASA will use a station’s drudge arm to fastener Dragon following a event with a station. They will insert a Dragon to a Earth-facing pier of a station’s Harmony procedure for a few weeks while astronauts unpack cargo. They afterwards will bucket examination samples for lapse to Earth.

Dragon is scheduled to lapse to Earth Mar 25 for a parachute-assisted splashdown in a Pacific Ocean off a seashore of Baja California. It will be bringing behind some-more than 2,300 pounds of examination samples and equipment.

To follow a goal and for some-more information about a International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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