I have been selected as one of the NASA Social team participants to discuss Orion at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. For the first time ever, all 10 NASA field centers will participate in a multi-center NASA Social event December 3, previewing the December 4 first flight of the Orion Spacecraft on Exploration Flight Test-1 and their Journey to Mars. YAY, I am so excited to share this opportunity with y’all!
Along with discussing Orion and NASA’s Journey to Mars, participants will get a behind the scenes look at the Goddard center and see the diverse work of the agency through tours and presentations with scientists, engineers and managers. The event also will provide guests the opportunity to interact with fellow social media users, space enthusiasts and members of NASA’s social media team.
Orion will launch on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Liftoff is targeted for 7:05 a.m. EST Dec. 4.
What I know so far, Goddard will host up to 25 social media followers to attend an afternoon celebrating the Orion launch. Attendees will tour the Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory, where Martian meteorites and other samples are tested to answer two of the biggest mysteries facing humanity: How did we get here? And are we alone? We’ll also tour Goddard’s massive Integration and Testing Facility, where spacecraft are built and tested and the world’s largest cleanroom where the James Webb Space Telescope is being constructed. Webb is the scientific successor to NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. It will be the most powerful space telescope ever built.
You may be wondering why I am doing this, since I am no where near connected to the space and science field. Easy. I love learning about space and science. I am so excited to be a part of something extraordinary, in that, Orion will travel farther than any spacecraft built for humans in more than 40 years. I invite you to join me for the ride on December 3rd.
>> Follow NASA online:
Please follow the Orion mission on Twitter (@NASA_Orion) and Facebook (#Orion); NASA Goddard on Twitter (@NASAGoddard), Facebook (NASA Goddard), Instagram (nasagoddard) and Google+ (+NASAGoddard); and NASA on Twitter (@NASA, @NASASocial), Facebook (NASA), Instagram (NASA) or Google+ (+NASA) where NASA will post updates and reminders about the event. The hashtag for the event is #Orion.
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