No NASA Tweetups are scheduled currently, but follow @NASA and @NASATweetup and check back periodically for upcoming opportunities.
What is a NASA Tweetup? A Tweetup is an informal meeting of people who use the social messaging medium Twitter. NASA Tweetups 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 Tweetups range from two hours to two days in length and include a "meet and greet" session to allow participants to mingle with fellow Tweeps and the people behind NASA's Twitter feeds. Registration for NASA Tweetups will be announced on this page, @NASA and @NASATweetup.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory held the first NASA Tweetup on Jan. 21, 2009. NASA Headquarters held its first Tweetup July 21, 2009.
View the experience of a Tweetup 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 Tweetup 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 Twitter account to register for a NASA Tweetup? Yes. NASA Tweetups are designed for Twitter users who follow @NASA and other NASA Twitter accounts. You can find all the ways to connect with NASA on social media at the 'Connect and Collaborate with NASA' page. The goal of NASA Tweetups is to allow people who regularly interact with each other via Twitter to meet in person and discuss one of their favorite subjects: NASA. If you are not familiar with Twitter or a regular user of Twitter and want to visit a NASA center, check out the following websites for more information:
What are NASA Tweetup registration requirements? Registration for a NASA Tweetup 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 Tweetups. Please check the text for the specific Tweetup for which you wish to register. You may be required to complete an additional step to receive clearance to enter secure areas. However, some Tweetups take place in restricted-access areas that do not allow non-U.S. citizen participants.
Does registration for and/or attendance at NASA Tweetups qualify me for media accreditation? Your Tweetup 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 Tweetup? Participants often tell us what an incredible experience it is to attend a NASA Tweetup, 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 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 Twitter 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 handle or email address. Each person gets one entry. We do remove duplicate entries and multiple entries with the same Twitter handle or email address.