Media accreditation now is open for the targeted Dec. 4 SpaceX launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida to deliver supplies, equipment and science investigations to the International Space Station.

A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is planned to launch on a Falcon 9 rocket at 1:38 p.m. EST on the company’s 16th Commercial Resupply Services contract mission. Media prelaunch and launch activities will take place at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and neighboring CCAFS.

Media accreditation deadlines are as follows:

International media without U.S. citizenship must apply by 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, for access to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, or by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, for access to Kennedy media activities only.
U.S. media must apply by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27.
All accreditation requests should be submitted online at:

For questions about accreditation, please email For other questions, contact Kennedy’s newsroom at 321-867-2468.

The International Space Station is a convergence of science, technology and human innovation that demonstrates new technologies and enables research not possible on Earth. The space station has been occupied continuously since November 2000. In that time, more than 230 people and a variety of international and commercial spacecraft have visited the orbiting laboratory. The space station remains the springboard to NASA’s next great leap in exploration, including future missions to the Moon and eventually to Mars.

For launch countdown coverage, NASA’s launch blog, and more information about the mission, visit: