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Join Our Virtual NASA Social to Experience the Launch of NASA’s #LucyMission

Social media users are invited to register to take part in our global virtual NASA Social for NASA’s Lucy mission, which will send the first spacecraft to study the Trojan asteroids, rocky worlds from the beginnings of our solar system that share an orbit with Jupiter around the Sun. Lucy is scheduled to launch no earlier than Saturday, Oct. 16, on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

If your passion is to communicate and engage the world via social media, then this is the event for you! Seize the opportunity to blog, tweet, post or simply share everything about the Lucy mission.

While we cannot invite the public onsite for one of our usual NASA Social events, we are excited to present an opportunity for people of all ages from all around the world to participate in.

NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Connect virtually with a community of people excited about the #LucyMission
  • Watch exclusive behind-the-scenes videos about the mission
  • Learn how to create your own Lucy time capsule
  • Obtain your own NASA Social badge to share
  • Learn more about the spacecraft, the rocket launching Lucy and the mission objectives

The NASA Social event page will open on Monday, Oct. 4 and everyone is invited to join by selecting the “Going” button. Please note by attending the virtual event, you are explicitly agreeing to a set of rules/guidelines and anyone who breaks these rules may be banned from the event page.

All resources, participation, and registration are FREE. Register below to let NASA know that you’re virtually participating!


Do I need to have a Facebook 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.
  • Have previous postings that are highly visible, respected and widely recognized.

Users on all social networks are encouraged to use the hashtag #LucyMission and #NASASocial. Updates and information about the event will be shared on Twitter via @NASASocial and @NASAKennedy, and via posts to Facebook and Instagram.

How do I join?
Select “Going” for this event on the designated Facebook event page. Please note: By “attending” the Facebook event, you are explicitly agreeing to the group’s rules as set forth by NASA.

Can I register if I am not a U.S. citizen?
Yes! This is a global NASA Social, and we would love for you to be a part of it.

What if I don’t have a Facebook account?
If you don’t have a Facebook account, you can still join us virtually with Eventbrite to experience the launch of the Lucy mission! Register here. You’re also welcome to watch and participate in the launch by tuning in on Oct. 16 for the launch broadcast. You can watch live on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitch or NASA TV.

What if the launch date changes?
Hundreds of different factors can cause a scheduled launch date to change multiple times. If the launch date changes prior, NASA may adjust the date of the NASA Social accordingly to coincide with the new target launch date. NASA will notify registrants of any changes on the Facebook event page.

If the launch is postponed, attendees will be able to watch the launch at a later date on the Facebook event page.

Check for updates.

The use of the NASA logo or identifiers without permission of the Office of Communications is prohibited by federal statute and regulations, the violation of which may include fines, imprisonment, or both.