Our goal is to help you connect with a growing and vibrant social media community during all phases of this celestial event! We also want to help you spread the word about the LADEE webcast by sharing content, facts, videos, images and links about LADEE and the NASA EDGE Webcast with your networks. To get started, share the message that on September 6, 2013, NASA EDGE will host a live webcast to prepare you for the upcoming LADEE LAUNCH!
LADEE is a robotic mission that will orbit our moon to gather detailed information about the structure and composition of the thin lunar atmosphere and determine if dust is being lofted into the lunar sky. A thorough understanding of these characteristics of our nearest celestial neighbor will help researchers understand other bodies in the solar system, such as Mercury, outer planets' moons and larger asteroids. The mission was developed and built at NASA's Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley. LADEE is the first moon launch from Wallops Flight Facility and the first launch of Orbital Sciences Corporation's Minotaur V rocket.
NASA will host a two-day event for 50 of its social media followers on Thursday, Sept. 5, and Friday, Sept. 6, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Va., for the launch of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). Guests will have an opportunity to learn more about NASA and new and recent discoveries about our moon and its connection to upcoming missions to asteroids, comets and other destinations!
A NASA Social is an informal meeting of people who use social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Participants at this event will be provided a unique in-person experience at the NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, which they are encouraged to share with others through their favorite social networks.
If you cannot come to Wallops to attend in person, you can follow the conversation using the #NASASocial hashtag on Twitter. You can watch the launch on Sept. 6 on NASA TV , by watching the NASA EDGE webcast or in person at the Wallops public viewing site. NASA will provide regular launch and mission updates on @NASA and @NASALADEE and other accounts. Users on all social networks are encouraged to use the hashtag #NASASocial. Updates and information about the event will be shared on Twitter via @NASALADEE, @NASA_Wallops, @NASAAmes and @NASASocial and via posts to Facebook and Google+.
Hundreds of different factors can cause a scheduled launch date to change multiple times. The launch date will not be official until after the Flight Readiness Review. If the launch date changes, NASA may adjust the date of the NASA Social accordingly to coincide with the new target launch date. NASA will notify registrants of any changes by email. There is a launch opportunity for LADEE each day from Sept. 6-10, should the launch slip.
Start spreading the word by sharing information with your colleagues, audiences, social media avenues, list-serves, and partners! To get you started, we've provided a few sample Tweets and Facebook posts.
The NASA EDGE team will be hosting the live webcast from Wallops Space Flight Facility.
Sun-Earth Days: Stay connected to the rapidly growing Sun-Earth Day network before, during and after the webcast!
Alex Young from 'The Sun Today' will appear on the webcast to share information about the Sun, Space Weather and the next SOLAR MAXIMUM.
See the full list of NASA's social media networks at "Connect and Collaborate with NASA"
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