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We are inviting social media users to apply for up to 150 credentials to a two-day event Dec. 3 and 4 to cover the first launch of the Orion Spacecraft on Exploration Flight Test-1.
The NASA Social is expected to culminate with the launch of Orion on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Liftoff is targeted for 7:05 a.m. EST Dec. 4.
NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to:
View the launch of the Delta IV heavy rocket carrying our Orion spacecraft
Hear first-hand accounts of the mission and research goals from NASA engineering teams from around the agency and other organizations.
Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (Note: All sites on KSC / CCAFS are subject to closure due to mission or operation requirements), including potential opportunities to:
Get an inside look of the Vehicle Assembly Building
Tour Orion’s production facility
Go inside the Launch Control Center
Meet and interact with astronaut(s) and representatives from NASA and other organizations.
Meet fellow space enthusiasts who are active on social media
Meet members of NASA's social media team
Registration for the NASA Social opens at 2 p.m. EDT on Monday, Oct. 6, and closes at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19. Participants will be selected from online registrations.
originally posted by: bjarneorn
a reply to: Thorneblood
Dunno what to make of it, this Orion thing feels a bit like one step back in space evolution.
originally posted by: Thorneblood
If you plan on applying, or even make it, let us know.
Your application has been approved to attend the NASA Social for Orion’s First Flight Test Launch on Dec. 3 & 4, 2014, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.