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MAVEN Launch Invitation Request

What you need to know about the launch invitation process

  • This invitation is open only to direct recipients of an email invitation to the launch. The email you enter on the signup form must match the email where you received your invitation.
  • You will need to submit all names of people who will be attending through this web site.  Names have to be submitted through this process or you will not be able to get on site to view the launch!  Invitations are not transferable – no substitutions of names can be made later.
  • About six weeks prior to launch, NASA will send you an email invitation, with details of how to respond.  You must reply to this RSVP through their web site and prior to their deadline or, again, you will not be able to get on site for the launch!  (This two-step process allows people to express interest now, and then confirm later so that NASA will know how many buses, etc., to arrange.)
  • Final confirmation is when you show up in person to check in prior to the launch.  People 18 and older will have to have government-issued ID.  Under 18 doesn’t require an ID, but must be accompanied by somebody on the guest list who is over 18 and has an ID.
  • The launch viewing sites will have access to restrooms, refreshments (or, at least, water), medical care, etc.  You will get there on a NASA-provided bus, and will not in general be allowed to take a car on site (with exceptions for people working the launch and having NASA-provided badges).