Media accreditation for Crew-3 launch with Matthias Maurer

NASA has opened media accreditation for the SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station. The third crew rotation flight with astronauts on a Crew Dragon spacecraft includes ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer.

This is Matthias’s first mission to the Space Station. He will fly on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and will serve as a mission specialist alongside NASA astronauts Raja Chari, mission commander, Tom Marshburn, pilot, and Kayla Barron, also mission specialist.

The launch, on a Falcon 9 rocket, is targeted for no earlier than Sunday, 31 October, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

This is a scheduled long-duration mission on board the Space Station. The Crew-3 astronauts plan to arrive at the Station to overlap with Crew-2, which includes ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who has been on the Station since April 2021. The return of Crew-2 is scheduled early-to-mid November.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, ESA will not be organising a media trip on this occasion. However, a limited number of international media are welcome to attend the launch on 31 October. Media accreditation and any questions should be directed to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

Full details:

Media accreditation deadlines for Crew-3 are as follows (all times Central European Summer Time):

  • International media without US citizenship must apply by 22:00 CEST, Sunday 26 September.
  • US media must apply by 22:00 CEST, Sunday 3 October.

All accreditation requests must be submitted online at:

For questions about media accreditation, email For other questions, contact Kennedy’s newsroom at +1 321 867 2468.

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