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Join us to Learn More About Aircraft Alternative Fuel Testing and other Aeronautics Programs!
May 20, 2014

[image-51]NASA will host a NASA Social for up to 50 of its social media followers on May 20, 2014, at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif.

The NASA Social will give guests an opportunity to learn more about the scientific research being conducted on the effects of alternate biofuel on engine performance, emissions and aircraft-generated contrails at altitudes typically flown by commercial airliners. In addition to a full briefing of the experiment, participants will also have a chance to ask questions of aircraft crew, pilots and scientists involved in the research process.  

The Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions or ACCESS-II experiment will measure and characterize airborne emissions from an aircraft burning both conventional jet fuel and blended alternative biofuels. The experiment will include aircraft and scientific contributions from multiple NASA centers including Glenn and Langley, as well as international partner agencies DLR (Germany) and NRC (Canada).

Participants will get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Armstrong Flight Research Hangar in Palmdale, Calif., including:

  • An up close and personal encounter with aircraft included in the ACCESS II Project and other NASA Science Aircraft
  • Interaction with ACCESS II project personnel, scientists, and pilots

Participants will also tour NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center main campus on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The tour will include:

  • Hangars housing various science, test, and unmanned aircraft
  • A look at breaking aeronautic technology research and testing
  • A tour of the Model Shop where scale concepts come to life
  • A tour of the Experimental Fabrication Machine Shop
  • Pilot Q&A and autographs
  • An interactive flight suit demonstration

Registration opens on this page Friday, April 4, 2014, and closes at 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 11, 2014.


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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 experience with NASA, which they are encouraged to share with others through their favorite social network.

Guests will have an opportunity to learn more about the science conducted on NASA aircraft from the people helping to make it possible. The guests will get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the research facilities and have the chance to talk to researchers and aircraft crew.

How do I register?
Registration opens on this page Friday, April 4, 2014, and closes at 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 11, 2014.

Fifty participants will be randomly selected from online registrations. Registration is for one person only (you) and is non-transferable. Additional registrants will be placed on a waiting list.

Do I need to have a social media account to register?
Yes. This event is designed for active social media users who follow NASA on Twitter (@NASAArmstrong, @NASA,@NASASocial), Facebook (NASA, NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center) or Google+ (NASA, NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center). The goal of NASA Social is to allow people who regularly interact with each other via social networks to meet in person and discuss aeronautic research.

Users on all social networks are encouraged to use the hashtag #NASASocial. Updates and information about the event will be shared on Twitter via @NASAArmstrong and @NASASocial and via posts to Facebook and Google+.

What are the registration requirements?
Registration indicates your intent to travel to the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. and Hangar 703 in Palmdale, Calif. and attend the one-day 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.

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center 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?
Yes, you may attend the event. To be admitted, you will need to show two forms of 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 the Armstrong Flight Research Center?
If you cannot come to the Armstrong Flight Research Center to attend in person, you should not register for the NASA Social. You can follow the conversation using the #NASASocial hashtag on Twitter. 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 April 18.

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 does not qualify you for news media credentials at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, now or in the future.

 


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Have a question not answered here? Need more information? Help is available by sending an email to hq-social@nasa.gov.

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Puffy white exhaust contrails stream from the engines of NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory in this photo taken from an HU-25 Falcon flying in trail about 300 feet behind during the ACCESS I tests.
Puffy white exhaust contrails stream from the engines of NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory in this photo taken from an HU-25 Falcon flying in trail about 300 feet behind during the ACCESS I tests.
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Page Last Updated: April 24th, 2014
Page Editor: Jason Townsend