For access to the CALIPSO/CloudSat launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., international media must apply for accreditation by April 8. International news media should contact:

Staff Sgt. Allen Puckett
30th Space Wing Public Affairs Office
Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

Telephone: (805) 606-3595
FAX: (805) 606-8303

Required information for credentials: full legal name, date of birth, nationality, passport number and media affiliation. Photo identification is required for Vandenberg access.

The CALIPSO/CloudSat launch is scheduled for no earlier than 6:02 a.m. EDT April 20 aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket from NASA’s Space Launch Complex 2. For Calipso/CloudSat information on the Web, visit: and For information about NASA and agency programs on the Web, visit: