Reporters Invited to International Space Station Social Media Event

MEDIA ADVISORY
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M13-032

Reporters Invited to International Space Station Social Media Event

WASHINGTON — Journalists are invited to attend in a NASA Social from 9:30 a.m. to noon EST Wednesday, Feb. 20, in a James Webb Auditorium of NASA Headquarters during 300 E St. SW in Washington.

During this event, 150 amicable media supporters and their guest will pronounce with 3 of a 6 organisation members now aboard a International Space Station orbiting about 240 miles above Earth. The participants also will hear from group scientists and engineers about ground-breaking investigate holding place daily on a orbiting laboratory.

NASA Socials are in-person meetings for people who rivet with a group by Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other amicable networks.

Participants in this NASA Social will learn about a discoveries enabled by a space station’s singular microgravity sourroundings that advantage amiability and boost a bargain of how humans can safely work and live in space for prolonged periods.

Astronauts and officials scheduled to accommodate with a NASA Social participants are:

— Astronauts Kevin Ford and Tom Marshburn of NASA and Chris Hadfield of a Canadian Space Agency will attend from a space hire
— NASA wanderer Don Pettit, a former space hire proprietor
— Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA’s associate executive for tellurian scrutiny and operations Mission Directorate
— Marshall Porterfield, executive of NASA’s Space Life and Physical Sciences Research and Applications Division
— Tara Ruttley of NASA, an associate space hire module scientist

NASA Television will promote a amicable from 10 a.m. to noon at:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

In a afternoon, NASA has partnered with a Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum, where NASA Social participants will debate a Moving Beyond Earth and Space Race galleries, see demonstrations, correlate with museum staff and and hear museum curators speak about a space station, robots in space and Skylab.

Registration for amicable media participants for this eventuality has concluded. News media meddlesome in attending possibly event of a NASA Social should hit Trent Perrotto during 202-358-1100 by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19. News media meddlesome in covering a afternoon event also contingency hit Isabel Lara during a National Air and Space Museum during 202-633-2374 by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19.

To follow a review with a NASA Social participants as they knowledge a day’s events, use hashtag #NASASocial or follow @NASA and @NASASocial on Twitter.

For some-more information about a International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

To find all a ways to bond with NASA on amicable media, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/connect

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