Come get a 'behind-the-scenes' tour of Landsat mission control, take part in a NASA press conference and learn to craft your very own Landsat image.
A Celebration for the Longest Running Earth-observing Satellite Program – Ever
NASA will host a daylong event for 25 social media followers on at the Newseum
and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The event will take place on Monday,
July 23. It begins at 10 a.m. with the gathering of the attendees for an 11 a.m. NASA press conference at the Newseum in
Washington, DC, continues at Goddard in Greenbelt, Maryland, and ends at
approximately 7 p.m. back at the Newseum.
NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to:
What is a NASA Social?
- take part in a
televised NASA press conference
- tour the Landsat
mission control center and satellite engineering and test facilities at
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
- speak to Landsat engineers
- create your own
- meet fellow space
enthusiasts who are active on social media
- meet members of Landsat
and NASA's social media teams
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 Landsat and NASA, which they are
encouraged to share with others through their favorite social network.
Guests will have an opportunity to learn more about the Landsat program and
details on the upcoming launch in 2013 of the next satellite in the Landsat
series – the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM)
, which will become
and the U.S. Department of the Interior through the U.S. Geological Survey
(USGS) jointly manage Landsat, and the USGS preserves a 40-year archive of
Landsat images that is freely available over the Internet.
measurements make up the longest continuous space-based record of the Earth's
surface in existence. The measurements allow scientists and land managers to
monitor a wide variety of Earth events including agricultural patterns and
water use, urban growth and the health and extent of Earth's forests.
How do I register?
Registration was opened from 12 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 and closed at
5 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 4, 2012. NASA accepts 25 participants, with 25
others on a wait list.
is for one person only and is non-transferable.
this event takes place at a NASA research center 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 Landsat or
NASA on Twitter (@NASA_Landsat, @NASA
), Facebook (NASA
) or Google+ (NASA
). The goal of NASA Social
is to allow people who regularly interact with each other via social networks
to meet in person and discuss space exploration.
Users on all social networks are encouraged to use the hashtag #NASASocial
. Updates and information about the event will be
shared on Twitter via @NASASocial
and via posts to Facebook
What are the registration requirements?
Registration indicates your intent to travel to the Newseum in Washington, DC and
attend the daylong 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 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 government-issued identification 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
Can I register if I am not a U.S. citizen?
Because portions of this event may take place in restricted areas, registration
is limited to U.S. citizens. If you have a green 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 government-issued identification 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 Washington, DC?
If you cannot come to Washington 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 on July 23. You can watch the launch on July 23 on NASA
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
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 by June 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
Your NASA Social registration and/or attendance does not qualify you for news
media credentials at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, now or in the future.
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