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Preview MMS Spacecraft Before They Ship for Launch
September 22, 2014

[image-51]EDITORS NOTE: Deadline has been extended to close at 5 p.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 22.

We are inviting social media users to apply for a maximum of 25 media NASA Social credentials to cover the Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, mission media day event scheduled for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to join members of the news media to see the four identically-outfitted MMS spacecraft and tour some of Goddard’s state-of-the-art facilities, including our Integration and Test Facility where MMS is being readied for launch, the Magnetic Test Facility that simulates magnetic field environments, our 15-screen hyperwall and Goddard's Community Coordinate Modeling Center (Space Weather Lab). Media and Social media attendees may also see a life-size MMS spacecraft model built by students in West Virginia.

Participants will be given the same access as news media in an effort to align the experience of social media representatives with those of traditional media.

NASA Social media accreditation for U.S. citizens, green card holders and non-U.S. citizens opens on this page Sept. 12 and closes at 5 p.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 22. All social media accreditation applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


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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, Instagram and Google+. Participants at this event will be provided a unique in-person experience with NASA, and encouraged to share with others through their favorite social network.

Guests will have an opportunity to learn more about the science behind the MMS mission to Mars 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, scientists and engineers. 

How do I register?
Registration for the NASA Social opens on this page on Sept. 12 and closes at 5 p.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 22.

Twenty-five participants will be selected from online registrations. Each registration is for one person only (you) and is non-transferrable. 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 missions on Instagram (NASA and NASA Goddard), Flickr (NASANASA GoddardNASA GSFC Pix), on Twitter (@NASA@NASASocial,@NASAGoddard, @NASA_MMS), on Facebook (NASANASA Goddard, MMS or Google+ (NASANASA Goddard). The goal of a 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 #MMS#NASASocial. Updates and information about the event will be shared on Twitter via @NASASocial and via posts to Facebook and Google+.

What are the registration requirements?
Registration indicates your intent to travel to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and attend the half-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.

The Goddard Space Flight 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.

Accessibility: While many of the activities during are ADA-compliant, please note that part of this event includes a tour of NASA Goddard's satellite testing floor, a portion of which may not be wheelchair accessible.

Can I register if I am not a U.S. citizen?
Yes. Non-U.S. citizens must provide passport information. 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 before the established deadline for response. To be admitted, you will need to show government-issued photo identification that matches 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 and be accepted separately.

What if I cannot come to Goddard?
If you cannot come to the NASA Social 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 Sept. 26, 2014.

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 this NASA Social qualify me for media accreditation?
Your NASA Social credential and/or attendance does not qualify you for news media credentials at NASA 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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Artist concept of MMS satellites.
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