- 1 2013 Tweetups / Socials
- 1.1 @amhistorymuseum Behind the Scenes #SITweetup at National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. (February 19, 2013)
- 1.2 @WhiteHouse State of the Union #SOTU Social at The White House in Washington, D.C. (February 12, 2013)
- 1.3 #BHSpace @USChamber Business Horizon Series: Free Enterprise & The Final Frontier in Washington, D.C. (February 11, 2013)
- 1.4 @NASA_Landsat #Landsat #NASASocial at Vandenberg AFB in Lompoc, California (February 10-11, 2013)
- 1.5 #AuroraTweetup in Northern Finland (7-10 February 2013)
- 1.6 @csa_asc #CSATweetup in John H. Chapman Space Centre, Quebec (February 7, 2013)
- 1.7 #NASASocial for the Launch of TDRS-K Satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida (January 29-30, 2013)
- 1.8 @NASADryden Social Media Accreditation for @NASA_Airborne Earth Science Event at Dryden Flight Research Center in Palmdale, California (January 25, 2013)
- 1.9 #NASASocial4yrs Virtual Tweetup Celebrating 4th anniversary of NASA's first Tweetup (January 21, 2013)
- 1.10 @NASA #Inaug2013 Open House @NASASocial at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (January 18, 2013)
- 2 2012 Tweetups / Socials
- 2.1 @theAGU @NASASocial at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2012 #AGU12 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA (December 4, 2012)
- 2.2 @AstroAcaba #NASASocial at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (December 4, 2012)
- 2.3 @SpaceUpPL SpaceUp Poland in Warsaw, Poland - 24-25 November 2012
- 2.4 @EclipseTweetup in Cairns, Australia (November 13, 2012)
- 2.5 @MuseumofFlight #ShuttleTrainer Tweetup at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington (November 8, 2012)
- 2.6 @Raytheon #HT4H #meetRay Tweetup at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts (November 11, 2012)
- 2.7 #MathAlive #SCTweetup at @RocketCenterUSA with @SpaceCampUSA & @Raytheon in Huntsville, Alabama (November 12, 2012)
- 2.8 #Atlantis #NASASocial at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida (November 1-2, 2012)
- 2.9 @NASASocial at Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California (October 15, 2012)
- 2.10 Unofficial #Endeavour Tweetup in Los Angeles, CA (October 12-13, 2012)
- 2.11 @NASASocial Media Credentials for @SpaceX CRS-1 Launch from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida (October 7, 2012)
- 2.12 @WorldSpaceWeek #WSWTweetup in Naples, Italy & ONLINE (October 4, 2012)
- 2.13 @SpaceUpEU in Genk, Belgium (September 22-23, 2012)
- 2.14 @NASA_Langley Open House at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia (September 22, 2012)
- 2.15 Endeavour @NASASocial at Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California (September 19-21, 2012)
- 2.16 @NASAAmes #SpotTheShuttle #Endeavour Public Event at Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA (September 21, 2012)
- 2.17 Unofficial #SpotTheShuttle #Endeavour Tweetup at Ellington Field in Houston, TX (September 17-19, 2012)
- 2.18 DLR & ESA @SpaceTweetup #ILATweetup at ILA Berlin Air Show in Germany (September 14, 2012)
- 2.19 First Spytacular Tweetup at the #obsstweetup Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, Kansas (August 25, 2012)
- 2.20 #NASASocial for the Launch of Twin @VanAllenProbes at Kennedy Space Center in Florida (August 22-24, 2012)
- 2.21 @SpaceUpLA at the University of Southern California Tutor Campus Center in Los Angeles, California (August 18-19, 2012)
- 2.22 #SpaceTweeps Tweetup @MuseumofScience Evening With an Astronaut in Boston, Massachusetts (August 17, 2012)
- 2.23 @MarsCuriosity @CSA_ASC #CSATweetup at the John H. Chapman Space Centre in Longueuil, Quebec (August 5-6, 2012)
- 2.24 @CanberraDSN @MarsCuriosity Mars Landing Party at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex in Australia (August 6, 2012)
- 2.25 @MarsCuriosity Landing @NASASocial at @NASAJPL in Pasadena, California (August 3-5, 2012)
- 2.26 @NASAKennedy 50th Anniversary @NASASocial at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida (August 2-3, 2012)
- 2.27 @MarsCuriosity @NASASocial at @NASAAmes in Silicon Valley, California (August 3, 2012)
- 2.28 @MarsCuriosity @NASASocial at @NASA_Glenn in Cleveland, Ohio (August 3, 2012)
- 2.29 @MarsCuriosity @NASASocial at @NASAGoddard in Greenbelt, Maryland (August 3, 2012)
- 2.30 @MarsCuriosity @NASASocial at @NASA_Johnson in Houston, Texas (August 3, 2012)
- 2.31 @MarsCuriosity @NASASocial at @NASA_Langley in Hampton, Virginia (August 3, 2012)
- 2.32 @NewSpaceTweetup in Silicon Valley, California
- 2.33 @CERN #CERNTweetup at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland
- 2.34 #Landsat @NASASocial in Washington, D.C. (July 23, 2012)
- 2.35 @Raytheon #meetRay Tweetup at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, England (July 13, 2012)
- 2.36 Fly Aboard a Super Connie with @LockheedMartin #LM100 at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, England (July 10, 2012)
- 2.37 @airandspace 's #PilotDay12 Social at NASM's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia (June 16, 2012)
- 2.38 @SpaceCampUSA #SC30th Anniversary Celebration in Huntsville, Alabama (June 14-16, 2012)
- 2.39 @NASAJPL Public Open House #JPLOpen in Pasadena, California (June 9 & 10, 2012)
- 2.40 @SpaceCenterHou #Shuttlebration Weekend & Tweetup in Houston, Texas (June 1 & 3, 2012)
- 2.41 @ATKRocketNews #GEM60 Rocket Ground Test Tweetup & Tour at ATK's Facility in Utah (May 31-June 1, 2012)
- 2.42 @ESA 's #AndreTweetup featuring André Kuipers ( @Astro_Andre ) aboard the ISS - Held at ESTEC in Noordwijk, Netherlands (29 May 2012)
- 2.43 @NASASocial for the Launch of @SpaceX 's Falcon 9 Rocket & Dragon Spacecraft from Cape Canaveral AFS in Florida (May 18-19+22, 2012)
- 2.44 @SpaceCampUSA Aviation Challenge #SCTweetup at U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama (May 18-19, 2012)
- 2.45 First @NASASocial at @NASADryden Located on Edwards Air Force Base in California (May 4, 2012)
- 2.46 @LockheedMartin F-22 Final Delivery #LMTweetup (May 1-2, 2012)
- 2.47 @OEWF 's inaugural #MarsTweetup in Austria (28 April 2012)
- 2.48 @LockheedMartin #SciFest #LMTweetup in Washington, D.C. (April 27, 2012)
- 2.49 #OV101toNYC #SpotTheShuttle Tweetup in Hoboken, New Jersey (April 27, 2012)
- 2.50 @NASASocial to Welcome Discovery to @AirandSpace 's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia (April 19, 2012)
- 2.51 @ISU_Tweet #ISUTweetup at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France (12-13 April 2012)
- 2.52 @LockheedMartin F-16 #LMTweetUp in Fort Worth, Texas (April 3, 2012)
- 2.53 @ESA #ATVtweetup at CNES Toulouse Space Centre in Toulouse, France (28-29 March 2012)
- 2.54 @Raytheon #MathAliveTweetup at @Smithsonian Ripley Center in Washington, D.C. (March 9, 2012)
- 2.55 @NASAGlenn #NASATweetup at Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio (March 2, 2012)
- 2.56 VIRTUAL Tweetup for @SpaceCampUSA Movie "A Smile as Big as the Moon" Premier (January 29 at 8pm CST)
- 2.57 @SpaceCampUSA #SCTweetup at U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama (January 26-27, 2012)
- 2.58 Beyond Planet Earth Tweetup with Scientific American at American Museum of Natural History in New York, NY (January 18, 2012)
- 2.59 #SpaceKoelsch2 in Cologne, Germany (January 14, 2012)
- 2.60 @Smithsonian #SITweetup at Museum Support Center in Washington, D.C. (February 15, 2012)
- 2.61 @Astro_Ron #NASATweetup at NASA HQ in Washington, D.C. (February 14, 2012)
- 2.62 @NASA FY2013 Budget #NASATweetup at NASA HQ in Washington, D.C. (February 13, 2012)
- 3 2011 Tweetups
- 3.1 NASATweetup for the Launch of Mars Science Laboratory / @MarsCuriosity Rover - Kennedy Space Center, FL (November 25 & 26*, 2011)
- 3.2 CSIROTweetup for the launch of @MarsCuriosity - Canberra NASA Deep Space Communication Complex, Australia (November 25-26, 2011)
- 3.3 NASATweetup at @NASA_Langley / Langley Research Center - Hampton, VA (Nov. 8, 2011)
- 3.4 NASATweetup at Vandenberg AFB for the @NASANPP Launch - Lompoc, CA (Oct. 27-28, 2011***)
- 3.5 NASATweetup at @NASA_Wallops - Wallops Island, VA (Oct. 21, 2011)
- 3.6 NASATweetup at @NASAAmes to see @SOFIATelescope - Moffett Field, CA (Oct. 14, 2011)
- 3.7 STS135 NASATweetup at NASA HQ - Washington, DC (Oct. 13, 2011)
- 3.8 EndeavourLA Launch Tweetup, LA (Oct. 11, 2011)
- 3.9 #SpaceTweetup at ESTEC (Oct. 9, 2011)
- 3.10 #SpaceTweetup in Cologne, Germany (Sept. 18, 2011)
- 3.11 GRAIL Tweetup - Kennedy Space Center, FL (Sept. 7-8, 2011)
- 3.12 #CNESTweetup in France (Sept. 21, 2011)
- 3.13 ATK #DM3 Tweetup (Sept. 8, 2011)
- 3.14 Juno Tweetup (Aug. 4-5, 2011)
- 3.15 STS135 Landing Tweetup (July 21, 2011)
- 3.16 JSC STS135 Tweetup (July 19, 2011)
- 3.17 STS135 Tweetup (July 7-8, 2011)
- 3.18 JPL Tweetup (June 6, 2011)
- 3.19 STS-134 KSC Tweetup (Apr. 28-29 & May 16, 2011)
- 3.20 Sun Earth Day Tweetup - Mar 19, 2011
- 3.21 STS133 Tweetup - Oct. 31-Nov. 5, 2010 & Feb. 24, 2011
- 3.22 @Astro_Wheels Tweetup - Mar. 16, 2011
- 3.23 Ames Planet Finders Tweetup - Feb. 11, 2011
- 4 2010 Tweetups
- 5 2009 Tweetups
All past tweetup resources in the wiki get archived here.
Did you know that there is only enough space to exhibit 2 percent of the Smithsonian’s collection at any given time? Come behind the scenes of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for a Tweetup where you will meet the curators of some of the more unusual stuff you’re unlikely to see during a normal visit.
@WhiteHouse State of the Union #SOTU Social at The White House in Washington, D.C. (February 12, 2013)
Watch President Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, February 12th live from The White House, and then participate in a panel discussion with Administration officials about the vision and policies presented during the speech.
#BHSpace @USChamber Business Horizon Series: Free Enterprise & The Final Frontier in Washington, D.C. (February 11, 2013)
@NASA will host a two-day event for 80 of its social media followers for the launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), a satellite that continues a record-breaking 40 years of Earth observations.
Landsat satellites provide the longest continuous global record of the Earth's surface – ever. The first Landsat satellite launched from Vandenberg in 1972 and now what will become the eighth satellite in the Landsat series is scheduled to also launch from Vandenberg. This satellite, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), continues Landsat's critical role in monitoring, understanding and managing our resources of food, water and forests.
A collaboration between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Landsat program provides data that shows the impact of human society on the planet - a crucial measure as our population surpasses seven billion people. Landsat data has, over time, led to the improvement of human and biodiversity health, energy and water management, urban planning, disaster recovery and agriculture monitoring, all resulting in incalculable benefits to the U.S. and world economy.
LDCM will join the aging Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites in orbit to produce stunning images of Earth’s surface along with a wealth of scientific data.
@NASASocial participants will have the opportunity to:
Hear first-hand accounts by the Landsat Mission science and engineering teams; get a behind-the-scenes tour of Vandenberg Air Force Base's Western Range including: A rare look inside the the Western Range Operational Control Center (WROCC), which provides safe control of all launches from Vandenberg. The WROCC includes the control center, mission flight control center, weather center and transportation control center; tours of the Landsat Launch Mission Control room, the LDCM launch pad & The Vandenberg Heritage Center - Vandenberg's on-base private museum, located at historic Space Launch Complex-10. This visit includes historic briefings and artifacts dating to the earliest launches from the West Coast; meet fellow space enthusiasts who are active on social media; meet members of NASA’s social media team.
Tweetup under the Northern Lights. Check out the tweetup's website and register now for a unique opportunity to spend 4 days under the Northern Lights, 250 km north of the Arctic Circle. A maximum of 20 participants will be selected.
Determined to share his experience aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Chris Hadfield ( @Cmdr_Hadfield ) took the Twitterverse by storm since his launch on December 19. He has been tweeting magnificent pictures of the Earth from space, talking about the life and work of his crew in space, answering questions, and even engaging with Sci-Fi and other celebrities. His efforts continue to help raise awareness for science and space, and inspire thousands of to learn more.
To support Chris Hadfield's efforts on social media, the CSA is organising a special event and opening its doors to a limited number of tweeps (50) following Chris Hadfield or the CSA's Twitter accounts.
@NASA will host a two-day event for 60 of its social media followers at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the launch of a Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-K (TDRS-K), the first in a series of refurbishing satellites of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS). NASA’s TDRS-K is scheduled to lift off aboard a United Launch Alliance ( @ULALaunch ) Atlas V rocket at 8:52 p.m. on Jan. 29, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida.
TDRSS is the space segment of one of NASA’s three space communications networks, the Space Network. The Space Network is operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year. Operations on the network run above 99.5% proficiency every month. Usually the Space Network operates above 99.9%.
A sampling of Space Network users includes: the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), the International Space Station (ISS), Aqua, Aura, Terra and Landsat spacecraft and government rockets launched from Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg.
@NASASocial participants will have the opportunity to: View the launch of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-K; tour NASA facilities at Kennedy Space Center; meet and interact with scientists, engineers, and other team members from NASA and the TDRS-K mission; learn about NASA’s Launch Services Program and how they match spacecraft with rockets; view and take photographs of the ULA launch pad with the Atlas V rocket carrying the spacecraft ready for lift-off; meet fellow space enthusiasts who are active on social media; meet members of NASA's social media teams.
@NASADryden Social Media Accreditation for @NASA_Airborne Earth Science Event at Dryden Flight Research Center in Palmdale, California (January 25, 2013)
NASA is inviting social media users to apply for credentials to go behind-the-scenes of NASA’s airborne Earth science missions during a media event at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Southern California. This event will provide an opportunity for participants to meet scientists, learn how they study the Earth, air pollution and climate change using specialized science instruments on a unique fleet of aircraft.
50 social media users will be selected to attend the event and 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.
Three major active Earth Science missions studying air pollution and climate change will be featured.
- NASA’s high-altitude unmanned Global Hawk aircraft will fly six miles above the surface to a region of that atmosphere that controls the entry of pollutants and other gases into the stratosphere. NASA's Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX) will look at how these gases, including water vapor, influence Earth's climate, ozone layer, and energy budget.
- Two NASA planes will fly over the San Joaquin Valley to measure air pollution this winter. They are part of a five-year NASA science campaign called DISCOVER-AQ, which is working to improve the ability of satellites to observe air quality in the lowest part of the atmosphere. The goal is to better monitor pollution from satellites, so that scientists could make better air-quality forecasts and more accurately figure out where pollution is coming from.
- NASA's Polarimeter Definition Experiment (PODEX) will fly three different polarimeters on NASA's high-altitude ER-2 aircraft to measure aerosol and cloud physical properties. Tiny aerosol particles are found over every ecosystem and drift in Earth’s atmosphere from the surface to the stratosphere. They range in size from a few nanometers—less than the width of the smallest viruses—to several tens of micrometers—about the diameter of human hair. Despite their small size, they have major impacts on our climate and our health. Polarimeters show great promise for markedly improving aerosol measurements from space.
@NASA #Inaug2013 Open House @NASASocial at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (January 18, 2013)
@NASA invites social media followers to a NASA Open House event showcasing NASA’s science, technology and engineering prowess from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST on Friday, January 18, at NASA Headquarters in Washington. This #NASASocial is an opportunity to obtain a reserved seat during the open house and gain behind-the-scenes access to NASA’s talented people, including astronauts, mission management, and communicators.
During the event, participants will participate in four interactive sessions covering topics including NASA’s plans for the future of human spaceflight; the importance of technology innovation to our future; science on the International Space Station; and NASA’s ongoing and future missions to Mars. Additionally, the NASA Social participants will be treated to a special behind-the-scenes session about living and working in space.
The NASA Social will take place in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street, SW, Washington. (Registration is now closed.)
@theAGU @NASASocial at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2012 #AGU12 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA (December 4, 2012)
@NASA and the @theAGU will host a one-day event for 20 of its social media followers at the AGU Fall Meeting. The AGU Fall Meeting is the world's largest Earth and planetary science conference, attracting as many as 20,000 attendees and offering a platform for scientists to present their most cutting-edge work.
Participants will get special access to hear from and meet NASA and other scientists presenting recent research on Earth's climate, deep ocean exploration and the latest findings from Mars.
NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to: Take part in the bustling AGU Fall Meeting in downtown San Francisco, an annual stop for the world's top Earth and planetary scientists; meet over lunch with NASA and other scientists who are pushing the bounds of research into topics such as the impact of climate change on wildfires and exploring the geology of Mars; sit in on a press conference where scientists present new results and take questions from the media; attend a panel on deep ocean exploration led by James Cameron and including a NASA astrobiologist; wander through the AGU Fall Meeting's expansive exhibit hall; meet fellow science enthusiasts who are active on social media; talk to scientists who are presenting their work one on one at the meeting's science poster hall. (Registration is now closed.)
@SpaceUpPL SpaceUp Poland in Warsaw, Poland - 24-25 November 2012
Warsaw invites you to participate in another great event during the weekend of 24-25 November and discuss all the topics you want with other ‘space freaks’! Traditional and local food with the atmosphere of the capital of the country will provide a great background for this unconference. Inspiring presentations and talks will ensure an unforgettable #SpaceUp unconference in Poland!
We are looking forward to meet enthusiasts from all over the world. You are more than welcome to join us in Warsaw to help spread the ‘space virus’ in Poland, which is going to be a new member of the European Space Agency next year. This happy fact will be a key topic of some of the SpaceUp Poland talks.
Most of the presentations will be in English, although some will be in Polish.
Join Seattle's Museum of Flight in celebrating the Grand Opening of their Space Shuttle Trainer which opens to the public on November 10.
Tweetup participants will tour the Space Shuttle Trainer before the November 10 public Grand Opening. Join the Museum's experts to learn all about this exciting new exhibit.
Follow @MuseumofFlight on Twitter for more information. Snacks and drinks provided! (Registration is now closed.)
@Raytheon will invite 20 of its Twitter followers to participate in a day of activities honoring our nation’s veterans. The Tweetup will provide Raytheon’s social media followers the opportunity to join the company in special activities to recognize our nation’s servicemen and women.
Raytheon believes in its responsibility to give back to those who demonstrate every day their commitment to protect our country. As part of the company's armed services support program, Raytheon commits resources toward veteran employment programs; volunteerism and giving among employees; and sponsorship of key programs. Veterans Day and the month of November provide a fitting opportunity to recognize these everyday heroes.
Raytheon will be recognizing 150 veterans and their families at Gillette Stadium on Nov. 11. Twenty of @Raytheon ’s followers will be invited to join the company in honoring the veterans and attending the game, in which the New England Patriots will take on the Buffalo Bills.
Participants will learn more about Raytheon and its capabilities across air, land, sea, space and cyber. They will meet the company’s digital team and learn how they use social media to connect and engage. They will talk with Raytheon’s Robert Curbeam, Jr., a retired US Navy captain and former NASA astronaut, about his work and the company’s commitment to those in uniform; hear from the community relations team about the breadth of Raytheon’s corporate social responsibility initiatives; and explore the Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon.
Anyone can follow along with all the activities using the hashtags #meetRay and #HT4H and following @Raytheon. Raytheon ran a social media campaign called Hashtags for Heroes, the genesis of the #HT4H hashtag during Military Appreciation Month in May. (Registration is now closed.)
NASA will host a #NASASocial event for 65 of its social media followers at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California's Mojave Desert. From the first planetary encounters, the first human landing on the moon, to missions that reach the farthest points in our solar system, Goldstone has been there to bring home the critical data, images, and science. The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex is one of three Deep Space Network (DSN) complexes around the world. The complex was established to provide the ability to communicate with spacecraft, not only in orbit around the earth, but also in the farther reaches of our solar system. ( Registration is now closed.)
NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to:
- Tour the Goldstone Complex
- Travel to Apollo Valley to see the historic Apollo antenna and the 34 meter Beam Waveguide Cluster antennas
- Take a trip to Mars Valley, home of the large 70 meter Mars antenna (230-ft dish), the 34 meter Uranus antenna and Signal Processing Center 10, the Spacecraft Operations Control Center
- Meet and interact with scientists, engineers, and other team members from NASA and Goldstone
- Learn about the historical significance of Goldstone and its part of the Deep Space Network (DSN), the missions supported and what makes Goldstone unique within the DSN.
- View and take photographs of the complex
- Meet fellow space enthusiasts who are active on social media
- Meet members of NASA's social media teams
This is a placeholder for events and activities yet to be planned coinciding with the parade and delivery of Space Shuttle Endeavour to the California Science Center ( @CAScienceCenter ).
The World Space Week Association announces a World Space Week tweet-up on October 4, 2012 at the International Astronautical Congress in Naples, Italy.
The tweetup begins at 1800 local time, 2000 GMT.
Guest speakers include Apollo astronaut @TheRealBuzz (Buzz Aldrin) and Bill Nye @TheScienceGuy . Please spread the word and join us, either in person or on Twitter.
If you are attending IAC, please also visit the Heinlein Prize Trust stand during the IAC exhibition to get World Space Week information, posters, and teacher guides.
Follow @WorldSpaceWeek on Twitter -- #WSW2012
- There is no registration/sign-up for the tweetup -- everyone can attend virtually.
@SpaceUpEU in Genk, Belgium (September 22-23, 2012)
@NASA_Langley Open House at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia (September 22, 2012)
Meet an astronaut (Anna Fisher) and watch a space capsule splash-tested. Check out more than a dozen NASA labs, and see where the original astronauts practiced landing on the moon. All that and more is on the agenda for NASA Langley Research Center's pubic open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Visitors will see the latest Langley science and technology, talk with researchers and take part in hands-on activities.
The open house is in celebration of Langley's 95th anniversary as the nation's first civilian aeronautics lab, opened in 1917, and later the birthplace of the U.S. space program.
Today's Langley is helping develop spacecraft to send humans beyond Earth orbit; working on technologies to make aircraft safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly, and studying Earth's atmosphere to better understand and protect our planet.
Most recently, NASA Langley engineers were on the team that landed the Curiosity rover on Mars.
Buses will be provided to take visitors to tour stops. The event is free. Visitors should enter through the main gate on Commander Shepard Boulevard in Hampton.
NOTE: If you plan to visit, please wear comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes. Vehicles and people entering are subject to search. Not allowed are weapons, shoulder bags except for women's purses and infant diaper bags, coolers, alcoholic beverages, or computers. The GPS coordinates for NASA Langley are 37° 5' 9" N, 76° 22' 50" W
There is no registration/sign-up -- everyone can attend.
@NASA will host an event for 40 of its social media followers to welcome Space Shuttle Endeavour to Southern California, where Endeavour is expected to arrive at Dryden on Sept. 19 and depart Sept. 20 for Los Angeles International Airport, where it will remain in a hangar until its transfer in October to a permanent home at the California Science Center ( @CAsciencecenter ).
#NASASocial guests will have a rare opportunity to see the landing and departure of Endeavour as it rides piggyback on NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Participants also will speak with experts, tour shuttle support vehicles and other NASA aircraft, and interact with fellow NASA social media followers, space enthusiasts and members of NASA's social media team. ( Registration is now closed.)
During the two-day event, NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to:
- View the landing and departure of Endeavour as it rides piggyback on NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft
- Tour shuttle support vehicles and other NASA aircraft
- Interact with fellow NASA social media followers, space enthusiasts and members of NASA's social media team.
- View and take photographs of Endeavour as it lands, stages and departs for Los Angeles
Space Shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to visit northern California with a low-level flyover of NASA Ames Research Center before flying to Los Angeles to be permanently installed at the California Science Center. The approximate time for the flyover is between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m.
To commemorate this event celebrating NASA Ames' contributions to the Space Shuttle Program, the center will be holding a public event at the Moffett Federal Airfield, starting at 6:00 a.m. The schedule of events is:
- 6 a.m.: Doors open; food trucks available
- 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Visit booths about Ames contributions to the Space Shuttle Program
- 8:30 a.m.: Welcome by Ames Center Director S. Pete Pete Worden and Special Guest Speaker
- 9 a.m.: Countdown to flyover
Everyone can attend, but if you plan to drive, you must register for a parking pass: Register here.
Space Shuttle Endeavour, carried atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, is expected to visit Houston Sept. 17-19, weather permitting, and be available for public viewing and media access on its way to permanent display in Los Angeles.
The carrier aircraft with Endeavour will fly approximately 1,500 feet above various areas of Houston, Clear Lake and Galveston following its sunrise departure Monday, Sept. 17 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Endeavour will be on its way to the California Science Center in Los Angeles, where it will be placed on permanent display.
The Texas Gulf Coast region flyover, in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration, is scheduled to occur between approximately 9 and 10:30 a.m. CDT. The aircraft is expected to fly near a variety of landmarks in the greater Houston area. Some of those include the three major airports - George Bush Intercontinental, William P. Hobby and Ellington – as well as the downtown skyline, and the San Jacinto Monument. Prior to landing at Ellington, the SCA/Endeavour combination will navigate a flyover of the Johnson Space Center area as well.
Landing at Ellington is scheduled for approximately 10:45 am with final positioning near the NASA Hangar 990 pedestrian gate. Public viewing within about 100 feet of the vehicle will begin 30 minutes after it is parked and safed by ground personnel. Viewing will continue until 7 p.m. Airport gates will reopen to the public from 8 am until 7 pm Tuesday, Sept. 18. Endeavour's departure from Ellington is planned for approximately sunrise on Wednesday, Sept. 19.
There is no registration/sign-up -- everyone can attend.
The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the European Space Agency (ESA) are hosting 50 of their followers on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook or Google+ to a tweetup at the ILA Berlin Air Show. As was the case with the first European @SpaceTweetup in Cologne in September 2011, participants in the #ILAtweetup will be exposed to a variety of topics associated with European aerospace. The ILA Berlin Airshow has over 1000 exhibitors from 47 countries and an extensive flying programme. Among these exhibitors are DLR, which is presenting itself both as a research centre for the aerospace sector and as a space agency, and ESA. With the support of the German Aerospace Industries Association (Bundesverband der Deutschen Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie; BDLI), DLR and ESA are presenting European space research in two venues. The ‘Space Pavilion’, a specially created exhibition hall, will be filled with fascinating displays. DLR will have its own stand showcasing its research work in the aerospace sector. The Tweetup participants will have access to both of these venues.
Planned agenda items for the #ILAtweetup include:
- 'Meet the astronauts' – meeting with European astronauts
- 'Meet the scientists' – exclusive discussions with scientists from DLR and ESA
- Guided tour of the Space Pavilion – experience European spaceflight, including the 'Earth observation island' and the 'Robomobil'
- Guided tour of the DLR stand – aerospace research to reach out and touch
- Guided tour of DLR’s research aircraft
- Meeting with the social media teams from DLR and ESA as well as other European ‘Spacetweeps’
- Short presentations from and Q&A sessions with scientists and project managers from DLR and ESA
- On 14 September 2012, all participants in this #ILAtweetup will be able to access ILA 2012 free of charge. In addition, free WLAN Internet access, beverages and light snacks will also be provided.
The #ILAtweetup is open exclusively to users of the social media platforms Twitter, Facebook or Google+ who follow DLR and ESA channels such as @DLR_de , @DLR_en , @ESA , @ESAoperations , @ESAScience , @ESA_DE as well as other DLR and ESA channels on Facebook and Google+. The aim of this joint DLR-ESA tweetup is to give participants an exclusive insight into the world of aerospace, and congregate social media users with an interest in space travel – people who are otherwise only connected together digitally – to enable them to exchange views with one another directly.
The SR-71 Blackbird is coming back to life at the Cosmosphere's "Operation Blackbird". We want to celebrate this amazing spy plane with our tweeps! Spytacular Tweetup participants will experience a remarkable look behind the scenes of the Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center that will provide exclusive access to SR-71 Blackbird pilots, reconnaissance officers, and other crew members. IMAX aviation-themed films, a behind-the-scenes Hall of Space Museum adventure, interaction with knowledgeable Cosmosphere staff, lunch, and more await. For selected tweeps, the Spytacular activities are at no cost. ( Registration is now closed.)
#NASASocial for the Launch of Twin @VanAllenProbes at Kennedy Space Center in Florida (August 22-24, 2012)
@NASA will host a two-day event for 50 social media followers for the launch of NASA’s twin Radiation Belt Storm Probes (#RBSP) are scheduled to lift off aboard a United Launch Alliance ( @ulalaunch ) Atlas V rocket at
4:08 a.m. on August 23. NOTE: Launch has been delayed 24 hours. Launch is now scheduled for Friday, August 24 at 4:07 a.m. Reference Designed for a two-year primary science mission in orbit around Earth, RBSP will provide insight into our planet’s radiation belts, and help scientists predict changes in this critical region of space.
NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to: View the launch of the Radiation Belt Storm Probes, Tour NASA facilities at Kennedy Space Center, Meet and interact with scientists, engineers, and other team members from NASA and the RBSP mission, Learn about NASA’s Launch Services Program and how they match spacecraft with rockets, View and take photographs of the RBSP launch pad, Meet fellow space enthusiasts who are active on social media, Meet members of NASA's social media teams.
RBSP advances our understanding of dramatic and puzzling aspects of Earth’s radiation belts. The “Van Allen Belts,” named for their discoverer, James Van Allen, are two donut-shaped regions encircling the Earth, where high-energy particles are energized by interactions with the sun and space and trapped by our planet’s magnetic field. Participants in this NASA Social will learn about the science of the belts, the challenges of designing spacecraft to operate in this harsh space environment, and how data from RBSP will help researchers understand how to better design spacecraft and protect astronauts. (Registration is now closed.)
SpaceUp is a space unconference for people who care deeply about humanity’s future in space and want to play a part in it.
An unconference means that the attendees (read: you) decide the topics, schedule, and structure of the event. Anyone attending SpaceUp is encouraged to give a talk, moderate a panel, or start a discussion. Sessions are proposed and scheduled on the day they’re given, which means the usual “hallway conversations” often turn into full-fledged topics. (Registration is now closed.)
SpaceUp LA is sponsored by @Boeing , @AIAA_news , @SpaceX , @XCOR , @ThinkGeek , Scorpius Space Launch Company & Infinite Dimensions, and it is affiliated with @SpaceUpConf .
The Maple Leaf returns to Mars as NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) – otherwise known as Curiosity – will land on Mars with Canada's APXS instrument aboard. To highlight this historic event, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is organising a special activity for members of the media during which it is also opening its doors to a limited number of tweeters. ( Registration is now closed.)
This will be a bilingual event (no simultaneous translation provided).
Managed by the CSIRO, the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC) is one of three tracking stations in NASA's Deep Space Network. Separated by approximately 120 degrees around the world, the stations in Canberra, Australia, Madrid, Spain and Goldstone, California, provide two-way radio contact with dozens of spacecraft across the Solar System and beyond.
On Monday, 6 August, at 3:31 p.m. (Australian Eastern Standard Time), the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex is set to receive signals from NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover @MarsCuriosity as it lands on the surface of the red planet. You are invited to join us for this historic event and enjoy with other fellow space enthusiasts, the excitement and drama as the spacecraft carrying the rover enters and descends through the Martian atmosphere, and then safely lands Curiosity. We might even see the first photos from the surface!
Landing a spacecraft on Mars is not something that happens every day. Lots of people have told us that they'd like to be at the Canberra complex to watch events unfold and to be here for the landing. We are as excited as you to be a part of this historic event and want to share the drama with you. That's why we're holding a party - a Mars Landing Party!
• We are not taking bookings for this event. Attendance is on a first-come, best-seats basis
• Our Visitor Centre will be open through its normal operating hours; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• The event is free of charge and there is no admission fee
• The Moon Rock Café will be open all day for meals and refreshments (standard menu costs).
The program we are planning will all lead up to the 'live' TV coverage from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of the 'entry, descent and landing' (EDL) of the Mars Science Laboratory 'Curiosity' rover.
NOTE: All electronic equipment capable of transmitting eg: mobile phones, wifi enabled laptops, iPads etc. MUST BE TURNED OFF or IN AIRPORT/FLIGHT MODE during your time at the Complex. Some restricted internet access may be provided in the Visitor Centre using in-house computers.
There is no registration/sign-up -- everyone can attend.
We've created a single page cheat sheet for all 7 of NASA's Mars Curiosity NASA Socials. Follow the hashtags #MSL and #NASASocial on Twitter.
@MarsCuriosity Landing @NASASocial at @NASAJPL in Pasadena, California (August 3-5, 2012)
NASA will host a three-day #MSL #NASASocial for 25 of its social media followers at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Lead Center for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL).
The NASA Social is expected to culminate in the landing of the Curiosity rover at Mars' Gale Crater. The landing is anticipated at approximately 1:31 a.m. EDT August 6.
The event will provide people who engage with NASA via Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks with the opportunity to tour JPL; to speak with scientists and engineers; participate in news conferences; and, if all goes as planned, to be present when first signal of the rover's landing is detected by JPL mission control. The event also will provide participants the opportunity to interact with fellow "space tweeps" and members of NASA's social media team. ( Registration is now closed.)
Not attending the official social but planning to be in the the area? Join the Facebook Group for the Mars Curiosity JPL Landing Tweetup and watch any meetups with the hashtag #MSL #RogueTweetup #RogueCA!
@NASAKennedy 50th Anniversary @NASASocial at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida (August 2-3, 2012)
@MarsCuriosity @NASASocial at @NASAAmes in Silicon Valley, California
(August 3, 2012)
NASA's Ames Research Center is inviting 20 social media followers for an all-day event to commemorate Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) and Mars. Ames developed the “Chemistry and Mineralogy” instrument (CheMin), a definitive mineralogy instrument that will identify and characterize past or present habitable environments as recorded in sediments and rocks. Participants will interact with researchers and see facilities that have contributed to landing MSL on Mars. NASA Ames was involved in the design and testing of the heat shield technology and conducted wind tunnel testing for the spacecraft's parachute. Guests will hear from prominent astrobiologists who study the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe – including Mars – and from researchers crafting future Mars mission concepts. Additional Ames tours will feature an immersive visualization of a Mars panorama, research laboratories and other highlights of Ames' expertise in exploration, science and aeronautics research. (Registration is now closed.)
@MarsCuriosity @NASASocial at @NASA_Glenn in Cleveland, Ohio (August 3, 2012)
NASA's Glenn Research Center is inviting 30 social media followers to come and learn about the center’s current and historic contributions to the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL). You will see selected facilities and talk to the researchers that have been instrumental in the following elements of the MSL: rover technology, the flexible canopy parachute that will slow down the MSL in the upper atmosphere as it lands on Mars, payload fairing used for MSL launch, dust and e-field sensors, flight sensors, Air Bag Landing System, the Multi-Mission Radioactive Thermoelectric Generator that powers MSL and keeps it warm at night, and traveling Wave Tube Communications System. (Registration is now closed.)
@MarsCuriosity @NASASocial at @NASAGoddard in Greenbelt, Maryland (August 3, 2012)
@MarsCuriosity @NASASocial at @NASA_Johnson in Houston, Texas (August 3, 2012)
@MarsCuriosity @NASASocial at @NASA_Langley in Hampton, Virginia (August 3, 2012)
NASA Langley Research Center is inviting 30 social media followers to learn about the center’s contribution to Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) and get behind-the-scenes access to NASA’s first field center. Experts will discuss the center’s role in the Entry, Descent and Landing phase of the mission, and the MSL Entry Descent and Landing Instrumentation (MEDLI) that will measure temperature and pressure as the spacecraft descends through the Mars atmosphere. Participants also will see MEDLI hardware, as well as tour Langley facilities. The tour will showcase past-to-present Langley, with a stop at the former Lunar Landing Research Facility where Neil Armstrong and other Apollo astronauts simulated moon landings, to the hangar housing research aircraft flying Earth science missions. – and perhaps a surprise or two along the way! (Registration is now closed.)
@CERN #CERNTweetup at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland
#Landsat @NASASocial in Washington, D.C. (July 23, 2012)
The Tweetup will provide 50 of @Raytheon ’s social media followers with exclusive access to the Farnborough International Airshow via Raytheon’s hub at Farnborough. The Farnborough International Airshow is a global event that brings together companies from the aerospace, defense, space and security sectors to showcase and demonstrate aircraft, equipment and technologies. It is one of the largest, most diverse gatherings of the international aviation community in the world.
Participants in the Raytheon Tweetup at Farnborough will have the opportunity to watch the flying displays from a private balcony with unobstructed views at the Raytheon chalet. Participants also will watch student rocketeers from France, the United Kingdom and the United States participate in the fifth annual Transatlantic Rocketry Challenge.
The Raytheon Tweetup at Farnborough will take place on Futures Day, designed to demonstrate how science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects have a direct impact on the real world now and in the future, through the exciting – and often loud! – atmosphere of the number one global aerospace event. (Registration is now closed.)
Fly Aboard a Super Connie with @LockheedMartin #LM100 at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, England (July 10, 2012)
Let’s get Social! Become A Pilot Day Social for twenty (20) of our social media followers invited to participate. Each participant can bring one guest. Guests must be 13 years or older. (Registration is now closed.)
@SpaceCampUSA #SC30th Anniversary Celebration in Huntsville, Alabama (June 14-16, 2012)
Space Camp is celebrating its 30th anniversary and you're invited! @SpaceCampUSA invites all alumni, former staff, friends and their families to come home for a weekend of fun as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Space Camp!
There is no registration/sign-up -- everyone can attend.
@NASAJPL Public Open House #JPLOpen in Pasadena, California (June 9 & 10, 2012)
@NASAJPL invites the public to its annual Open House both days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, themed "Great Journeys," will take visitors on a "ride" through the wonders of space. Highlights include a life-size model of Mars Science Laboratory, the NASA/JPL spacecraft currently bound for Mars; demonstrations from numerous space missions; JPL's machine shop, where robotic spacecraft parts are built; and the Microdevices Lab, where engineers and scientists use tiny technology to revolutionize space exploration.
JPL Open House appeals to kids and adults, with plenty of hands-on activities and opportunities to talk with scientists and engineers. For the first time ever, JPL invites cell phone users with text message capabilities to take part in a mobile scavenger hunt. Participants in "The Voyage" scavenger hunt can search for secret capsules hidden across JPL and unlock secret codes.
There is no registration/sign-up -- everyone can attend.
“Shuttlebration Weekend” begins on the afternoon of Friday, June 1, when the Space Shuttle attraction will arrive by barge at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) NASA Road 1 dock on Clear Lake near the Nassau Bay Hilton hotel. This will be the largest item to arrive at the dock since the Saturn V arrived for display in 1977.
The public is invited to a free street party between the dock and the hotel to witness and celebrate the historic arrival. The street party will include exhibits and static displays of new technologies and space vehicles that are being developed for the future of exploration, as well as local marching bands, food and entertainment.
On Saturday, June 2, the Space Shuttle attraction will be loaded onto a mobile transfer vehicle for transport to Space Center Houston. The lakeside load-out will take a full day to complete. No public events are planned.
Early in the morning on Sunday, June 3, the attraction will make a three-hour trek down NASA Parkway from the Hilton to its permanent home at Space Center Houston. It will receive a futuristic VIP escort from JSC’s prototype planetary rovers for future solar system exploration. Upon the Space Shuttle attraction’s arrival, Space Center Houston, along with the Johnson Space Center, will host a free public celebration in its parking lot from 9 a.m. to noon. The family-oriented event will include more opportunities to see the Shuttle attraction up close, and to get a look at the latest ongoing developments in space exploration taking place at JSC.
There is no registration/sign-up -- everyone can attend.
@ESA 's #AndreTweetup featuring André Kuipers ( @Astro_Andre ) aboard the ISS - Held at ESTEC in Noordwijk, Netherlands (29 May 2012)
Are you following @Astro_Andre’s Twitter updates and images from space? If you could speak to him live on the International Space Station, what would you most like to ask? Now’s your chance! (Registration closed 14 April at 12:00 CET.)
The European Space Agency (ESA) is inviting 80 followers of @Astro_Andre to join us for a SpaceTweetup, with André participating live from the International Space Station.
The Tweetup will take place in English. (Official Press Release, including registration link)
This is the first attempt by a commercial company to send a spacecraft to the Space Station!
@NASA and @SpaceX will host a two-day event for 50 social media followers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket was originally targeted to lift off at 12:22 p.m. EDT on April 30, on a mission to become the first commercial company in history to attempt to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station. Launch was then targeted for May 19 at 4:55am EDT, but resulted in an abort at T-0.5 seconds. The next scheduled launch attempt is Tuesday, May 22nd at 3:44 a.m. Eastern.
NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to: view a launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket; tour NASA facilities at Kennedy Space Center; speak with representatives from both organizations; view and take photographs of the SpaceX launch pad; meet fellow space enthusiasts who are active on social media; meet members of SpaceX and NASA's social media teams. Official Press Release. (Registration closed at noon Friday, April 6.)
Not picked for the NASASocial? Coming to KSC to watch? Join us to plan an #UNOFFICIALtweetup - Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/388567974499639/
First @NASASocial at @NASADryden Located on Edwards Air Force Base in California (May 4, 2012)
@NASA will host about 75 social media followers to go behind-the-scenes and learn more about NASA aeronautics projects at the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center. Official hashtag: #DrydenSocial
The event will kick off at 7:30 a.m. PDT and include tours and presentations on current aircraft and aeronautical research. Social media guests will receive an introduction to some of the laboratories and support services necessary for successful aeronautical and science projects. Highlights of the day-long event will include:
a brief overview and history of the Dryden Flight Research Center; an opportunity to see historic aircraft such as the LLRV, M2F1, X1-E, F104, F-8 Supercritical Wing, F-8 Digital Fly-by-Wire and the SR-71 Blackbird; a unique occasion to see and learn about current aeronautic and science projects; meet NASA pilots that fly high performance, unmanned, and support aircraft; participate in a discussion of sonic booms, the causes of sonic booms and the potential to experience one; a fun-filled day to interact with people who share a passion for NASA! DrydenSocial Official Press Release. (Registration closed at noon Pacific, Wednesday, April 11.)
On May 2, @LockheedMartin will deliver the final F-22 Raptor to the United States Air Force, marking completion of the first-ever fleet of 5th Generation fighter jets. Join us as we celebrate this momentous occasion in aviation history with a special #LMTweetup that examines the evolution of fighter jets from first to fifth generation and culminates in the Final F-22 Delivery Ceremony. (Registration is now closed.)
The Austria Space Forum ( @OEWF is inviting 20 Twitter followers to its first tweetup at the Dachstein Mars simulation in Austria. The Tweetup is for Twitter followers who are interested in space and analog simulations or who are following the oewf channel on Twitter (@oewf). The goal is to give #MarsTweetup participants a unique opportunity to experience live a real space mission simulation, get the chance to look behind the scenes of a Mars analog field test and meet other Twitter users who are sharing the same interest. (Registration closed 8 March 2012 at 12:00 p.m CET.)
The Tweetup will be held in English and German. Tweets are welcome in any language.
Help welcome Space Shuttle Enterprise (OV-101) to New York City where she will be displayed at the Intrepid Museum for visitors from around the world to appreciate. This is a SpaceTweeps-organized tweetup to #SpotTheShuttle. Tweeps will be gathering at Pier A Park in Hoboken with great Hudson River views.
@NASASocial to Welcome Discovery to @AirandSpace 's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia (April 19, 2012)
The first NASA Social, where fans and followers from multiple social networks including Twitter, Facebook and Google + are invited to participate. The @Smithsonian 's National Air and Space Museum and @NASA will host 30 of their social media followers at the museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
Space Shuttle Discovery, attached to its Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, is expected to land at Washington-Dulles International Airport on April 17 and will be officially transferred by NASA into the Smithsonian’s collection in an outdoor ceremony open to the public on April 19. The April 19 event will begin with Discovery’s arrival from adjacent Dulles Airport, onto the tow road behind the Center.
NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to: tour the Udvar-Hazy Center and explore the amazing collection of aviation and space objects on display; speak with museum curators, NASA scientists and engineers; view and take photographs of space shuttles Enterprise and Discovery together for the first time in history; meet fellow space enthusiasts who are active on social media; meet members of the Smithsonian and NASA's social media teams. (Registration closed at noon Eastern, March 16.)
Celebrating the fighter jet tradition with a ceremony for the 4500th F-16 Fighting Falcon
@SpaceTweetup with 60 participants for the ATV-3 European cargo ship docking with the ISS. The tweetup will be held in both English and French; questions and tweets are welcome in any language. ESA Press Release: SpaceTweetup to highlight ATV mission
Can't make the movie premier in theaters? Join TweetChat.com for the virtual #SmileMovie tweetup! -- 8pm CST.
- Contact: @JerryWS98
Featuring a mini camp, guest speakers, SCUBA diving in the underwater "astronaut trainer" (!!!), and a movie premier!
- This event is open to anyone who follows @AMNH and @SciAm on Twitter. Space is limited; please apply below. Selected participants will be notified prior to the event.
- More information
- Photos & article from the tweetup by @eangiolillo
#SpaceKoelsch2 in Cologne, Germany (January 14, 2012)
Did you know only two percent of the Smithsonian’s collection is on view? Come behind the scenes to see where we keep the rest. Get a peek at what we have, how we care for our objects and the important research we do. Afterwards chat with some of Smithsonian’s social media team about how they’re bringing social media into the museum and the museum into social media. This event is open to 25 participants. Official announcement of the tweetup: http://socialmediaweek.org/event/ (event_id=1401)
Registration for the event is open to @NASA followers and their guests. NASA will select 150 total participants by lottery from those who register online.
Want to be a citizen reporter covering @NASA's budget? For the first time, NASA is inviting 20 of its Twitter followers the opportunity to participate alongside media representatives in NASA's news conference outlining the budget. During the news conference, NASA also will take as many questions as possible submitted via Twitter using the hashtag #askNASA. Press release for more info.
- This will be a 24-hour tweetup for Curiosity launch (launch window opens 11/26 at 2:21am AEDT) and a tour of NASA's Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex. This is the first tweetup in Australia and the first tweetup in Earth's Southern Hemisphere!
- Registration is open to followers of @CSIROnews and @CanberraDSN . Other restrictions may apply, so see the tweetup website for details and registration.
NASATweetup at Vandenberg AFB for the @NASANPP Launch - Lompoc, CA (Oct. 27-28, 2011***)
NASATweetup at @NASA_Wallops - Wallops Island, VA (Oct. 21, 2011)
With @Astro_Sandy and @Astro_Ferg
Organized by @CAScienceCenter , Los Angeles, CA
Organized by @ESA_nl and @esascience at ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands
This was the first European Space Tweetup, sponsored by DLR & the European Space Agency (ESA). They've setup their own wiki for all the info: SpaceTweetup Wiki. Some info:
Web article (french): http://www.cnes.fr/web/CNES-fr/9536-decollage-d-ariane-c-est-vous-qui-en-parlez-le-mieux-.php
English article run through Google translate: http://goo.gl/73qoj
- About: Evening tweetup (soirée) organized by French Space Agency CNES at the Launcher Directorate in Evry (just outside of Paris) on 21 September 2011. This facility is the backup launch control center for the actual launch, which is in Kourou (French Guyana). CNES invited 12 tweeps to attend the launch of Ariane 5 flight VA204, carrying Arabsat-5C and SES-2 satellites into a geostationary orbit. The launch (and tweetup) was delayed by 24 hours after a weather radar operator strike at the Guyana launch site on September 20 Newspaper article
- Program of the evening from 7pm: Welcome with drinks and snacks; Presentation and discussion with 6 CNES rocket and project engineers about Ariane 5 and 6; Visit the control room; Q&A; Meet CNES President Yannick d'Escatha; Watch launch from VIP room; Post-launch Champagne Buffet with launch control crew and engineers
- Twitter list with all attendees
STS135 Landing Tweetup (July 21, 2011)
Held at @NASAGoddard in Maryland and @NASM (Smithsonian Air and Space Museum) in DC.
- 1:00 p.m. – Welcome and introductions by @NASA team member John Yembrick
- 1:05 p.m. – Welcome video from Nicole Stott (@Astro_Nicole)
- 1:10 p.m. – Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
- 1:30 p.m. – Stephanie Stilson, NASA Discovery flow director, Launch Vehicle Processing Directorate, Kennedy Space Center
- 2:00 p.m. – Jason Goldman (@goldman), vice president of Product, Twitter
- 2:20 p.m. – Astronaut Ron Garan (@Astro_Ron)
- 2:45 p.m. – Demonstrations (Group 1 – Robonaut 2 in Press Site auditorium; Group 2 – ACES suit demo in the Tweetup tent)
- 3:30 p.m. – Demonstrations (Group 1 – ACES suit demo in the Tweetup tent; Group 2 – Robonaut 2 in Press Site auditorium)
October 27, 2010, Goddard Space Flight Center
12 Tweeters toured the spacecraft testing facilities and cleanroom led by Goddard PAO (Senior Protocol Officer) Nina Harris. Included a Science on a Sphere presentation by former NASA Chief Scientist, Dr. James B. Garvin.
- Speakers at Space Center Houston
@Astro_Ron (Answered Questions by Tweet)
Talat Hussain (Boeing) Presented on TDRS
Ellen Ochoa, Deputy JSC Director and Former Astronaut
Speaker at MCC
Hosts at Space Vehicle Mockup Facility
@Astro_Clay, and Astronauts Steve Robinson and David Leestma
Astronauts who participated in the After Event at Chelsea
@ShuttleCDRKelly, @StationCDRKelly, @AstroCoastie, Steve Robinson
NASA HQ Folks
First Launch Tweetup.
First 2-day event.
STS-127 Crew at NASA HQ in Washington, D.C. - Sept. 24, 2009
with @Astro_127 & the rest of the STS-127 crew
STS-125 Crew at NASA HQ in Washington, D.C. - July 21, 2009
with @Astro_Mike & rest of the STS-125 crew
with @MarsPhoenix 's @VeronicaMcG
First NASA tweetup.
First tweetup at JPL.