NASA, SpaceX Invite Media to First Operational Commercial Crew Launch


Shannon Walker, left, Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins, and Soichi Noguchi
Mission specialist Shannon Walker, left, pilot Victor Glover, Crew Dragon commander Michael Hopkins all of NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) mission specialist Soichi Noguchi, right, will launch to the International Space Station on the agencys SpaceX Crew-1 mission from Launch Complex 39A at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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Media accreditation now is open for NASAs SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station the first operational flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket after certification by NASA for regular flights to the space station.

The launch is targeted for no earlier than late-September, following a successful return from the space station and evaluation of NASAs SpaceX Demo-2 test flight with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley.

Crew Dragon commander Michael Hopkins, pilot Victor Glover, and mission specialist Shannon Walker all of NASA along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) mission specialist Soichi Noguchi will launch on the Crew-1 mission from Launch Complex 39A at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Media accreditation deadlines for Crew-1 are as follows:

  • International media without U.S. citizenship must apply by 4 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 10.
  • U.S. media must apply by 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24.

All accreditation requests should be submitted online at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov

NASA continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, and a limited number of media will be granted access to Kennedy in order to protect the health and safety of media and employees. Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions at Kennedy, international media coming from overseas will need to follow quarantine requirements.

The agency will follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the agencys chief health and medical officer, and will immediately communicate any updates that may impact media access for this launch.

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