NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Next Orbital Sciences Space Station Resupply Launch - WFXG FOX54 Augusta - Your News One Hour Earlier

NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Next Orbital Sciences Space Station Resupply Launch

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact pressreleases@worldnow.com.

SOURCE NASA

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation now is open for the launch of the third NASA contracted cargo resupply flight from Virginia to the International Space Station by Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Virginia.

NASA Logo.

The Orbital-3 cargo resupply mission will launch no earlier than 12:10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 14, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.

International media without U.S. citizenship must apply by Monday, Sept. 15, for credentials to cover prelaunch and launch activities at Wallops. The application deadline is Thursday, Oct. 9, for media who are U.S. citizens. Journalists should send their accreditation request to Keith Koehler at keith.a.koehler@nasa.gov.

This will be the third of eight planned cargo resupply missions by Orbital for NASA under the agency's Commercial Resupply Services contract with the company. Cargo resupply by U.S. companies ensures a national capability to deliver critical science research to the space station, significantly increasing NASA's ability to conduct new science investigations aboard the only laboratory in microgravity.

For information about Orbital Sciences, and its Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/orbital

and

http://go.nasa.gov/1qLWDXB

For more information about the International Space Station and Commercial Resupply Services, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO

©2012 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by WorldNow