NASA will host a two-day event for 50 social media followers on Aug. 2-3, 2012, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Participants will get a unique perspective into Kennedy's 50 years of launching humans and machines to other planets and into low Earth orbit. The two-day event will culminate with Kennedy's participation in NASA's first-ever multi-center simulcast to preview the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity rover. The simulcast will be held at the KSC Visitor Complex.
NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to:
Registration for the NASA Social opens at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 12, and closes at 2 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 16.
What is a NASA Social?
A NASA Social is an informal meeting of people who use social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Participants at this event will be provided a unique in-person glimpse into Kennedy Space Center’s past, present and future that they are encouraged to share with others through their favorite social networks.
How do I register?
NASA Social registration opens at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 12 and closes 2 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 16. NASA will randomly select participants from online registrations. NASA accepts 50 participants, with 50 others on a wait list. Registration is for one person, aged 18 and over, only and is non-transferable. Because this event takes place at a facility with restricted areas, registration is limited to U.S. citizens.
Do I need to have a social media account to register?
Yes. This event is designed for active social media users who follow NASA and Kennedy Space Center on Twitter @NASAKennedy, @NASA, @NASASocial), Facebook (NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, NASA) or Google+ (NASA). The goal of NASA Social is to allow people who interact with each other via social networks to meet in person and discuss space exploration.
What are the registration requirements?
Registration indicates your intent to travel to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and attend two days of events in person. You are responsible for your own expenses for travel, accommodation, food and other amenities.
Some events and participants scheduled to appear at the event are subject to change without notice. NASA is not responsible for loss or damage incurred as a result of attending. NASA is not responsible for loss or damage incurred if the event is cancelled with limited or no notice. Please plan accordingly.
Kennedy Space Center is a government facility. Those who are selected will need to complete an additional registration step to receive clearance to enter secure areas. To be admitted, you will need to show two forms of government-issued identification with a photo that matches the name provided on the registration. Those without proper identification cannot be admitted. All registrants must be at least 18 years old.
Can I register if I am not a U.S. citizen?
No, the KSC 50th NASA Social cannot accept registrations from non-U.S. citizens.
Does my registration include a guest?
Because of space limitations, you may not bring a guest. Each registration provides a place for one person only (you) and is non-transferable. Each individual wishing to attend must register separately.
What if I cannot come to the event?
If you cannot come to Florida to attend in person, you should not register for this NASA Social. You can follow the conversation using the #NASASocial hashtag on Twitter. NASA Kennedy may broadcast a portion of the NASA Social.
If you cannot make this NASA Social, don't despair; NASA is planning others in the near future at various locations. Check back on http://www.nasa.gov/social for updates.
When will I know if I am selected?
After registrations have been received and processed, an email with confirmation information and additional instructions will be sent to those selected and those on the waitlist. We expect to send notifications on or around July 20.
If you do not make the registration list for this NASA Social, you can still participate in the conversation online.
Does registration for and/or attendance at the NASA Social qualify me for media accreditation?
Your NASA Social registration and/or attendance do not qualify you for news media credentials at any NASA field center, now or in the future.
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To learn more about Kennedy’s 50th Anniversary, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/history/index.html