NASA Hosts Its First Google+ Hangout Connecting with Space Station

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NASA Hosts Its First Google+ Hangout Connecting with Space Station

WASHINGTON — NASA will horde a initial Google+ Hangout live with a International Space Station from 11 a.m. to noon EST, Friday, Feb. 22. This eventuality will bond NASA’s amicable media supporters with astronauts on a belligerent and vital and operative aboard a laboratory orbiting 240 miles above Earth.

Google+ Hangouts concede as many as 10 people to discuss face-to-face, while thousands some-more can balance in to watch a review live on Google+ or YouTube.

NASA’s amicable media supporters might contention video questions before to a Hangout. During a event, several video questions will be comparison and answered by a hire organisation and astronauts on a ground. Unique and strange questions are some-more expected to be selected. Additionally, NASA also will take real-time questions submitted by fans on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.

The deadline to contention video questions is Feb. 12. To be considered, video clips contingency be no longer than 30 seconds and contingency be uploaded to YouTube and tagged with #askAstro. Submitters should deliver themselves and discuss their plcae before seeking their question.

Also use #askAstro to ask real-time questions on Google+, YouTube or Twitter during a event. On a morning of a event, NASA will open a thread on a Facebook page where questions might be posted.

The hangout can be noticed live on NASA’s Google+ page or on a NASA Television YouTube channel. To join a hangout, and for updates and opportunities to attend in arriving hangouts, revisit a NASA’s Google+ page at:

http://www.google.com/+NASA

Astronauts Kevin Ford and Tom Marshburn of NASA and Chris Hadfield of a Canadian Space Agency will answer questions and yield insights about life aboard a station. Crews control a accumulation of scholarship experiments and perform hire upkeep during their six-month stay on a outpost. Their life aboard a hire in near-weightlessness requires opposite approaches to bland activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.

For information about a space station, investigate in low-Earth orbit, NASA’s blurb space programs and a destiny of American spaceflight, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/exploration

To follow Marshburn and Hadfield on Twitter, visit:

http://www.twitter.com/AstroMarshburn

and

http://www.twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield

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