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NASA Tweetups Are Evolving. It’s Time To Be More Social


NASA is expanding its successful program of Tweetups to include more social media platforms, broadening the agency’s use of social media to engage audiences about the agency’s mission of exploration and discovery. As part of this effort, the “NASA Tweetup” will now be known as “NASA Social.”

Since 2009, NASA has hosted 34 in-person Tweetups, which are informal meetings of people who use the social messaging medium Twitter. Hundreds of participants have shared thousands of tweets, pictures, videos and blog posts with their followers, detailing behind-the-scenes views of NASA launches, centers, missions and speakers. The agency’s primary Twitter account, @NASA, has nearly 2 million followers. Multiple NASA missions and centers maintain Twitter accounts as well. NASA’s innovative use of Twitter has been recognized as one of the best in federal government.

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012/mar/HQ_12-073_NASA_Social_Name_Change.html

NASA Hosts DC Tweetup With Space Station Astronaut Ron Garan

January 18, 2012 Leave a comment

NASA invites its Twitter followers to a special Tweetup with astronaut Ron Garan at 1:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The event will take place in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW in Washington.

Garan spent 164 days in space during the Expedition 27/28 mission to the International Space Station. He and his crewmates launched April 4, 2011, and returned to Earth on Sept. 15, 2011. Aboard the station, the crew worked on a variety of microgravity experiments and hosted two space shuttle missions, including the last shuttle to visit the station. Garan also participated in the last space-shuttle-based spacewalk during the STS-135 mission.

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012/jan/HQ_12-022_Garan_Tweetup.html

NASA Invites 150 Lucky Twitter Followers To Launch Of Mars Rover

November 16, 2011 Leave a comment

NASA has invited 150 followers of the agency’s Twitter account to a two-day launch Tweetup on Nov. 23 and 25 at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The Tweetup is expected to culminate in the launch of the Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity rover aboard an Atlas V rocket from nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

The launch window is scheduled to open at 10:25 a.m. EST on Nov. 25. Curiosity’s arrival at Mars is anticipated in August 2012 near Gale Crater. During the nearly two-year prime mission, the rover will investigate whether a selected area of Mars offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life and preserved that evidence, if it existed.

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/nov/HQ_11-387_Curiosity_Tweetup.html

NASA Invites Twitter Followers to Launch of Earth-Observing Satellite

October 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Twenty lucky followers of NASA’s Twitter account will get behind-the-scenes access at the launch of the agency’s next Earth-observing satellite mission. They will participate in a daylong Tweetup program at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Thursday, Oct. 27 and view the launch of NASA’s NPP satellite, which is scheduled to lift off aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket between 2:48 and 2:57 a.m. PDT on Friday, Oct. 28.

The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project (NPP) will collect critical data on long-term climate change and short-term weather conditions. With NPP, NASA continues gathering key data records initiated by the agency’s Earth Observing System satellites, monitoring changes in the atmosphere, oceans, vegetation, ice and solid Earth.

Tweetup participants were selected from more than 625 people who registered online. They will share their experiences with their followers through the social networking site Twitter. Attendees are coming from California, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Kansas, New York and Oregon.

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/oct/HQ_11-358_NPP_Tweetup.html

NASA Invites Twitter Fans To A Tweetup At Langley Research Center

October 11, 2011 Leave a comment

NASA is inviting its Twitter followers to register for a Tweetup and behind-the-scenes tour of the agency’s first laboratory, NASA’s Langley Research Center. NASA will host 50 social media guests from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Hampton, Va., facility.

The Tweetup will give participants the chance to have lunch with an astronaut, interact with NASA experts, and tour a wind tunnel, lunar habitat concept and the historic Landing and Impact Research Facility, where Neil Armstrong trained to land on the moon.

Established in 1917, Langley’s current role at NASA includes aviation, science and space research. Langley researchers are testing space capsules for water landings, developing technologies to make aircraft faster, quieter, safer and greener, and studying Earth’s atmosphere to understand global climate change.

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/oct/HQ_11-340_langley_tweetup.html

150 Of NASA’s Twitter Followers Will Be Invited To Mars Rover Launch

September 28, 2011 Leave a comment

NASA will host a two-day launch Tweetup for 150 of its Twitter followers on Nov. 23 and 25 at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Tweetup is expected to culminate in the launch of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch window open is scheduled to open at 10:21 a.m. EDT on Nov. 25.

The Tweetup will provide NASA’s social media followers with the opportunity to tour Kennedy Space Center; speak with scientists and engineers; and, if all goes as scheduled, view the spacecraft launch. The event also will provide participants the opportunity to meet fellow tweeps and members of NASA’s social media team.

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/sep/HQ_11-327_Curiosity_Tweetup.html

NASA Announces California Tweetup To Tour Airborne Observatory

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

NASA will host a Tweetup for 50 of its Twitter followers on Oct. 14 at the agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. The Tweetup includes a tour of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft, which will visit Ames.

SOFIA is a highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft that carries a telescope with a 100-inch reflecting mirror to conduct astronomy research not possible with ground-based telescopes. SOFIA is housed at NASA’s Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif.

In addition to climbing aboard SOFIA, the Tweetup guests will speak with NASA officials, managers and SOFIA scientists. The Tweetup will include a session where participants can mingle with fellow Tweeps and the staff behind the tweets on @NASA, @NASAAmes and @SOFIATelescope.

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/sep/HQ_11-325_SOFIA_Tweetup.html