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What is a NASA Social?
NASA Social is the next evolution in the agency’s social media efforts. NASA’s Tweetups, which have brought thousands of people together for a unique social media experience into its programs of exploration and discovery, are aligning with the expanding online community. The highly-successful and widely recognized NASA Tweetup now will be known as NASA Social. A NASA Social is an informal meeting of people who engage with NASA social media accounts. Socials provide NASA followers with the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at NASA facilities and events and speak with scientists, engineers, astronauts and managers. NASA Socials range from two hours to two days in length and include a “meet and greet” session to allow participants to mingle with fellow socialites and the people behind NASA’s social media accounts. Registration for NASA Socials will be announced on this page, @NASA and @NASASocial.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory held the first NASA social media event, a Tweetup, on Jan. 21, 2009. NASA Headquarters held its first Tweetup July 21, 2009.
View the experience of a NASA social media event as documented by Arlo Midgett, a participant
at the STS-132 Space Shuttle Launch Tweetup at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
How do I register?
Registration opens on this page for a set period of time. NASA Social participants are randomly selected from those who sign up on the Web. Additional registrants are placed on a waiting list.
Do I need to have a social media account to register for a NASA Social?
Yes. NASA Socials are designed for social media users who follow @NASA on a variety of social media platforms. You can find all the ways to connect with NASA at the ‘Connect and Collaborate with NASA‘ page. The goal of NASA Socials is to allow people who regularly interact with each other via these platforms to meet in person and discuss one of their favorite subjects: NASA. If you are not familiar with any program or a regular user of social media and want to visit a NASA center, check out the following websites for more information:
Ames Exploration Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif.
Glenn Research Center Visitor Center, Cleveland
Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center, Greenbelt, Md.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
Space Center Houston at Johnson Space Center
Kennedy Space Center in Florida
Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton Roads, Va.
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
StenniSphere at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi
Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va.
What are NASA Social registration requirements?
Registration for a NASA Social indicates your intent to travel to the site of the event and attend in person. You are responsible for your own expenses for travel, accommodation, food and other amenities. NASA centers are government facilities. To be admitted, you will need to provide government-issued identification (driver’s license or passport) that matches the name provided on the registration.
Can I register if I am not a U.S. citizen?
Non-U.S. citizens may register to attend most NASA Socials. Please check the text for the specific Social for which you wish to register. You may be required to complete an additional step to receive clearance to enter secure areas. However, some Socials take place in restricted-access areas that do not allow non-U.S. citizen participants.
Does registration for and/or attendance at NASA Socials qualify me for media accreditation?
Your NASA Social registration and/or attendance does not qualify you for news media credentials now or in the future.
Can I register if I have previously attended a NASA Social?
Participants often tell us what an incredible experience it is to attend a NASA event, and we agree. We’re thrilled participants love the experience and want to return for more. We want as many people as possible to have that opportunity. Therefore, if you’ve been to a NASA Tweetup, NASA Social or other event before, we strongly encourage you to resist the urge to register again and instead allow someone else to have the chance at the opportunity.
Can I improve my chances by registering multiple times or with multiple social media accounts or email addresses?
Only one entry per person counts. Please do not register multiple times or try to game the system by registering with a different Twitter handles, email addresses, or other multiple accounts. Each person gets one entry, and we do remove duplicate entries.