Badging Instructions for U.S. Media
Kennedy News Center:
Recorded Updates: 321-867-2525
Updated -- Jan. 23, 2013
All times are Eastern
Badging Instructions for TDRS-K Activities and Launch:
Mission badges will be available starting Monday, Jan. 28.
U.S. media are required to have a mission badge from the Press Accreditation Office on State Road 3. This office sometimes is referred to as the Pass and Identification Office, or PIDS. Hours of operation for the Press Accreditation Office are:
Monday, Jan. 28: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 29: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 30: 7:30 a.m. - noon and 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Mission badges are valid only when the NASA News Center at the Kennedy Press Site is open. The hours of operation for the NASA News Center are:
Monday, Jan. 28: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Directions from State Road 528 to the Press Accreditation Office:
From the Cocoa Beach area
Tuesday, Jan. 29: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 30: 8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
, take A1A north toward Port Canaveral. After A1A turns into State Road 528, drive past the exit to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and the cruise ships. Continue west on State Road 528, passing over the Banana River. Turn right onto State Road 3 on Merritt Island.
If traveling east on State Road 528 from the Orlando area
, turn right onto State Road 3 on Merritt Island, and then turn left at the traffic light to travel under the State Road 528 overpass.
Drive north on State Road 3 toward Kennedy Space Center a distance of approximately 6.2 miles. The Press Accreditation Office is on the right, across from the Air Liquide plant.
Directions from the Press Accreditation Office to the Kennedy Press Site:
From the Press Accreditation Office parking lot, turn right out onto State Road 3 and proceed approximately half a mile to Gate 2. After showing the guard your badge, proceed ahead, traveling under the State Road 405 overpass and go approximately four miles toward the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). Turn right at the traffic light at Saturn Parkway, passing through a traffic light at the corner of the VAB parking lot. The Press Site is on your right past the five-story OSB II building. A sign at the entrance of the parking lot is marked "LC-39 Press Site." Turn right at the entrance and bear left into the lower parking lot.
For additional information on badging and media credentials, contact Jennifer Horner at 321-867-6598 or 321-867-2468.