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NASA Hosts Social Media Event to Welcome Endeavour to California

By SpaceRef Editor
August 28, 2012
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NASA Hosts Social Media Event to Welcome Endeavour to California

WASHINGTON — To welcome space shuttle Endeavour to Southern California, NASA is inviting 40 of its social media followers to a NASA Social Sept. 19-20 at the agency’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. Parts of the social will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Endeavour is expected to land 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.

During the two-day event, people who engage with NASA through Twitter, Facebook and Google+ 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.

The NASA Social registration opens at noon EDT, Tuesday, Aug. 28, and closes at noon EDT, Thursday, Aug. 30. Forty participants will be selected randomly from online registrations. Because of space limitations, those selected to attend may not bring a guest. Each participant must be a U.S. citizen age 18 or older.

For more information on NASA Socials and to register, visit:

To join and track the conversation online during the NASA Socials, follow the hashtag #NASASocial. Use and reference the #OV105 hashtag to follow Endeavour’s cross country journey.

For NASA TV streaming video, schedules and downlink information, visit:

For more about Dryden Flight Research Center, visit:

For information about Endeavour’s arrival at the California Science Center, visit:

For information about connecting and collaborating with NASA, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.