[image-51]NASA is inviting social media users to apply for credentials to attend the media day activities for its next Earth science satellite, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
The half-day event will give 30 social media users the same access as news media. For U.S. citizens active on social media, the deadline to apply is Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. All social media accreditation applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
This is the media's last chance to view the GPM Core satellite before it's shipped to its launch site at Tanegashima Space Center in Japan. GPM is an international satellite mission led by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency that will provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours. The GPM Core satellite is the size of a small fire truck, making it the largest Earth science satellite ever built at NASA Goddard.
NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to:
- attend a preview showing of the new "Science on a Sphere" program "Water Falls."
- view the GPM Core spacecraft and NASA Goddard's satellite testing facilities.
- meet fellow space enthusiasts who are active on social media.
- meet and interact with NASA scientists and spacecraft engineers.
- take part in a hyperwall discussion showcasing, in part, the unique three-dimensional views of hurricanes and typhoons that will be made possible by GPM.
Registration opens on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2013, for U.S. citizens active on social media. The deadline to apply is Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.
What are NASA Social media credentials?
Social media credentials give users a chance to apply for the same access as journalists in an effort to align the access and experience of social media representatives with those of traditional media. People, who actively collect, report, analyze and disseminate news on social networking platforms are encouraged to apply for media credentials. Selection is not random. All social media accreditation applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Those chosen must prove through the registration process they meet specific engagement criteria.
How do I register?
Registration opens on Sept. 11, 2013. For U.S. citizens active on social media, the deadline to apply is Sept. 30. All social media accreditation applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Do I need to have a social media account to register?
Yes. This event is designed for people who:
- Actively use multiple social networking platforms and tools to disseminate information to a unique audience.
- Regularly produce new content that features multimedia elements.
- Have the potential to reach a large number of people using digital platforms.
- Reach a unique audience, separate and distinctive from traditional news media and/or NASA audiences.
- Must have an established history of posting content on social media platforms.
- Have previous postings that are highly visible, respected and widely recognized.
What are the registration requirements?
Registration indicates your intent to travel to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and attend the event 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, moreover, is not responsible for loss or damage incurred if the event is cancelled with limited or no notice. Please plan accordingly.
Goddard is a government facility. Those who are selected will need to complete an additional registration step to receive clearance to enter the secure areas. To be admitted, you will need to show two government-issued identifications (one with a photo) that match 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?
Because of the security deadlines, registration is limited to U.S. citizens. If you have a valid permanent resident card, you will be processed as a U.S. citizen. Those who are selected will need to complete an additional registration step to receive clearance to enter the secure areas. To be admitted, you will need to show two government-issued identifications (one with a photo) that match the name provided on the registration. Those without proper identification cannot be admitted. All registrants must be at least 18 years old.
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 Maryland?
If you cannot come to Goddard to attend in person, you should not register for the NASA Social. You can follow the conversation using the #NASASocial hashtag on Twitter. NASA may broadcast a portion of the program. NASA will provide regular updates on @NASA, @NASA_Goddard and @NASA_Rain.
If you cannot make this event, don't despair; NASA is planning others in the near future. Check for future events at http://www.nasa.gov/social.
When will I know if I am selected?
After registrations have been received and processed, a notification email will be send out to inform you whether or not you have been selected for NASA social media accreditation. Those selected will be required to complete an additional step before being accredited. We will send notifications upon approval.
If you do not make the registration list for accreditation, you can still attend the launch and participate in the conversation online.
What if the media date changes?
Hundreds of different factors can cause a scheduled date to change multiple times. If the date changes, NASA may adjust programming accordingly to coincide with the new date. NASA will notify registrants of any changes by email.
Attendees are responsible for any additional costs they incur related to any event delay. We strongly encourage participants to make travel arrangements that are refundable and/or flexible.
Does registration for and/or attendance at this NASA Social qualify me for media accreditation?
No, your registration and/or attendance, does not qualify you for news media credentials at NASA now or in the future.
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