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Next SpaceX Commercial Cargo To Launch In Mid July, NASA Opens Media Accreditation

First Posted: May 25, 2016 06:07 AM EDT
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NASA opens media accreditation for the next Space X commercial cargo resupply mission to International Space Station on Saturday, July 16, 2016.

The Space X Dragon spacecraft will transport the station hardware and the crew supplies. NASA states that it will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS).

Space X, which is previously known as Space Exploration Technologies Corporation of Hawthorne, California launches a mission taking cargo for NASA to the International Space Station. In April, the Space X Falcon 9 has just successfully returned to Earth by landing on a barge in the Atlantic Ocean. It sent supplies to the International Space Station.

The next Space X will be on its ninth mission in July. It is under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract.

The media prelaunch and launch activities will be held at CCAFS and at Kennedy. The scheduled deadline for the international media to apply for access to CCAFS is 5 P.M. Tuesday, on June 14. On the other hand, the deadline to apply for media access to Kennedy is 5 P.M. July 8 for U.S. citizens and 5 P.M. July 4 for non-citizens.

The requirements for international media include a scanned copy of their visa, green card or passport. It will be submitted upon their online accreditation request.

 

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