NASA Invites News Media to Ames for LCROSS Impact Events

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MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing
Satellite mission, known as LCROSS, will culminate with two lunar
impacts at approximately 4:30 a.m. PDT on Oct. 9. The mission will
search for water ice in the Cabeus A crater near the moon's south
pole. Reporters are invited to observe the event and participate in
pre-impact and post-impact media briefings Oct. 9 at NASA's Ames
Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.

The deadline for U.S. reporters to apply for accreditation is Monday,
Oct. 5. International journalists planning to cover the LCROSS
impacts from Ames must apply for accreditation no later than Friday,
Sept. 25. Media representatives applying for credentials should
submit requests to:


Journalists should confirm they have been accredited before they
travel. No substitution of credentials is allowed at any NASA

Once approved, two forms of government-issued identification, one with
a photo, will be required to receive an access badge for Ames to
cover the pre- impact media briefing, impact event and post-impact
conference. For further information about accreditation, contact
Jonas Dino at 650-604-5612.

For more information about the LCROSS mission, visit:


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