Virginia: We are inviting social media users to apply for credentials to cover the launch for Orbital ATK’s CRS-9 mission to the International Space Station. The Cygnus cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch atop an Antares rocket at 5:04 a.m. EDT on May 20, from Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at our Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
A maximum of 50 active social media users will be selected to attend the two-day event May 19-20, 2018 and will be given the same access as news media in an effort to align the experience of social media representatives with those of traditional media. Participants should be aware that due to the complexity of these launches, it is possible that Antares could launch at a later date within the May 20-25 window.
NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to:
View the launch of the Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket
Meet and interact with representatives from NASA and Orbital ATK
Tour Wallops Flight Facility
Meet fellow space enthusiasts who are active on social media
Meet members of NASA’s social media teams
Registration opens on Wednesday, April 25. U.S. citizens active on social media must apply by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 30, 2018. All social media accreditation applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.