[amsat-bb] Registration Open for NASA Social at the SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch
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Wed Apr 4 11:42:20 PDT 2012
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NASA, SpaceX Announce NASA Social for Falcon 9 Launch Attempt
Source: NASA HQ
Posted Wednesday, April 4, 2012
WASHINGTON -- NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will
invite 50 of their social media followers to a two-day NASA Social
April 29-30 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The event is
expected to culminate in the launch of SpaceX's second Commercial
Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) demonstration flight. SpaceX's
Falcon 9 rocket is targeted to lift off at 12:22 p.m. EDT on April 30,
in an attempt to become the first commercial company to send a space-
craft to the International Space Station.
Registration opens at noon EDT Thursday, April 5, and closes at noon
Friday, April 6. Fifty participants will be selected from online
For more information on NASA Social and to register, visit:
A NASA Social is an event for people who use NASA's social media
accounts. For this event, fans and followers on Twitter, Facebook
and Google+ are eligible to register. Participants will have unique
in-person experiences with SpaceX and NASA, which they are encourag-
ed to share with others through their favorite social network. Guests
will view the launch, tour NASA facilities at Kennedy, speak with
representatives from both organizations, view the SpaceX launch pad,
meet fellow space enthusiasts who are active on social media, and
meet members of SpaceX and NASA's social media teams.
SpaceX will launch its Dragon spacecraft atop its Falcon 9 launch ve-
hicle to test and prove its systems for a rendezvous with the space
station. The flight's objectives include a fly-under of the station
to validate operation of sensors and flight systems necessary for a
safe rendezvous, berthing to the station and returning the Dragon
spacecraft to Earth.
Because portions of this event may take place in restricted areas,
registration is limited to U.S. citizens.
73 de JoAnne K9JKM
k9jkm at amsat.org
Editor, AMSAT News Service
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