Deadline For NASA Social Media Credentials Today
By Space Coast Daily // February 19, 2014
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NASA Offers Social Media Users Equal Access As “Traditional” News Media
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS 3 p.m. TODAY
NASA, in a sign of the the changing landscape of how people consume media, is inviting social media users to apply for credentials to attend the March 16 launch for the next cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX).
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is targeted to liftoff at 4:41 a.m. EST Mar. 16 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
A maximum of 50 social media users will be selected to attend the two-day event on March 15 and 16, 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.
NASA Social Media accreditation for the SpaceX launch opened on Feb. 7. For U.S. social media, the deadline to apply is 3 p.m. today. All social media accreditation applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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 NASA and SpaceX
- 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