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NASA Plans Social Media Event in Florida

December 13, 2012

By Cynthia Herbert :: 6:06 AM

NASA is providing 70 of its social media followers with an insider’s look at the space program and an opportunity to see a launch in-person. The event, called NASA Social, is scheduled for Jan. 28-29 to coincide with the launch of the space agency’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-K (TDRS-K), and will be held at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

A NASA Social event is an in-person meeting with people who engage and follow the agency through its social media properties on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other networks.

The launch of TDRS-K is targeted for at 8:52 p.m. EST Jan. 29 on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

Interested parties must register for a slot to participate. Registration for the NASA Social opens at 3 p.m. today, and closes at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.19. Participants will be selected from online registrations. Because portions of the NASA event may take place in restricted areas, registration is limited to U.S. citizens only.

Participants in the NASA Social will have unique behind the scenes experiences with the agency, which they are encouraged to share with others through their favorite social networks. Guests will watch the launch, tour facilities at Kennedy, speak with representatives from NASA and the Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Office, visit the Atlas V launch pad, and meet fellow enthusiasts who are active on social media, as well as members of NASA’s social media team.

For more information on the NASA Social and to register, visit: