Media Invited to View Kennedy’s 9/11 Tribute Ceremony

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  September 03, 2015 
Media Invited to View Kennedy’s 9/11 Tribute Ceremony
World Trade Center I-beam arrives at Kennedy Space Center.
A section of I-beam that once strengthened the World Trade Center in New York has made its way to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where it will serve as a memorial to the 343 fire/rescue personnel who gave their lives to save others on Sept. 11, 2001.
Credits: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis

Media are invited to attend an event memorializing the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center at 10 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 11, at Fire Station 1 on NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The event will pay tribute to the 343 fire and rescue personnel that lost their lives during the attack. In addition, a piece of the New York City World Trade Center will be on display at the event. 

The ceremony will be hosted by Kennedy’s Associate Director Kelvin Manning. Representatives from the Spaceport Integration and Services Directorate and local fire, rescue and police personnel will attend. 

International media accreditation for this event is closed. U.S. media without permanent credentials must apply for accreditation by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10.  Two forms of government-issued identification are required to receive a badge. One must be with a photograph such as a driver’s license or passport. Badges will be available for pickup at the Kennedy Badging Office, located on State Road 405 east of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Hours for the Kennedy Badging Office are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Questions about accreditation may be addressed to Jennifer Horner at 321-867-6598 or

Media must apply for credentials online at:

Media should arrive at the Press Site at 9 a.m. to be escorted to the ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Following the event, the media will be escorted back to the Press Site by 10:50 a.m.

Media organizations wishing to go “live” during the event should have their satellite trucks at the KSC Badging Office, located on State Road 405, by 8:15 a.m.  Satellite trucks will depart for the ceremony site at 8:30 a.m.

For more information about NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, visit:


Gregory Harland
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

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