Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

March 03, 2011 09:46 ET

Media Advisory: Launch of Space Mission STS-134

Media Accreditation in Progress

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 3, 2011) - The media accreditation deadline for the next Space Shuttle flight is April 7, 2011. The launch of mission STS-134 is scheduled for April 19. It will bring six astronauts, including Commander Mark Kelly, to the International Space Station aboard the shuttle Endeavour.

The 14-day mission will be the 36th flight to the space station and the 25th and final scheduled flight for Endeavour. The STS-134 mission will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a particle physics detector designed to search for various types of unusual matter by measuring cosmic rays. The STS-134 crew also will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier 3, a platform that carries spare parts that will sustain station operations once the shuttles are retired later this year.

Canadian media can now submit their accreditation request to NASA. Media representatives must work for legitimate, verifiable media organizations. You will find the relevant information at this address: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/feb/HQ_M11-037_STS-134_Creds.html

KENNEDY SPACE CENTRE (KSC)

Media representatives who wish to obtain KSC accreditation should submit their request through the Web at https://media.ksc.nasa.gov before April 7, 2011.

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