NASA Invites Social Media to Next Northrop Grumman Cygnus Launch Set for Feb. 9

This image of the Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft aboard, was taken Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

We are inviting social media users to apply for credentials to cover the launch of Northrop Grumman‘s CRS-13 mission to the International Space Station. An Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft will liftoff no earlier than 5:39 p.m. EST on Feb. 9, 2020 from Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Registration opened on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Social media users must apply by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, January. 23, 2020. All social media accreditation applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Media accreditation is still open for the launch of Northrop Grumman’s next delivery of NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station on Feb. 9. The deadline for international media without U.S. citizenship closed on Monday, Jan. 13. The application deadline for media who are U.S. citizens is Monday, Feb. 3.

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