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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

NASA Invite Users Of Twitter And Facebook

For those of you on Twitter or Facebook, NASA invites you. However, this is for those who follow the twitter account of NASA, and facebook like of NASA. Participants will interact with NASA experts and tour the sounding rocket manufacturing facility, range control center, balloon research laboratory, aircraft hangar, and island launch facilities. Registration is for you and your guest only and is non-transferable.

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Registration for this event will open at 9 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 23 and close at noon on Monday, Sept. 26. Those who sign up may register to bring a guest. NASA will randomly select a total of 50 participants. For those of you who have been longing to see NASA's closer. Now that opportunity is open. Immediately register yourself. Do not get run out of tickets.

What is a tweetup?
A tweetup is an informal meeting of people who use the social messaging medium Twitter. For the first time, this tweetup is an opportunity for those who follow @NASA or who "like" NASA on Facebook to learn more about the agency and its Wallops Flight Facility

Do I need to have a Twitter account or Facebook page to register?
This event is designed for people who regularly interact with NASA via social media tools Twitter or Facebook. Registration is open to those who are active Twitter users who follow @NASA, @NASATweetup and other NASA Twitter accounts or fans of NASA or NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Facebook. The goal of NASA tweetups is to allow people who regularly interact with each other via social media to meet in person and discuss one of their favorite subjects: NASA. 

The Twitter account for the tweetup is @NASATweetup, and the hashtag is #NASATweetup. The Wallops Facebook fan site can be found at http://www.facebook.com/NASAWFF. We'll use all to post updates and reminders about the event. 

What are the registration requirements? 
Registration indicates your intent to travel to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and attend the event in person. You are responsible for your own expenses for travel, accommodation, food and other amenities.

Wallops is a government facility with restricted access, so the event is open only to U.S. citizens. To be admitted, you will need to show photo identification that matches the name provided on the registration. Those without proper identification cannot be admitted. All registrants must be at least 18 years old; registrants' guests do not need to be 18. 

What if I cannot come to Virginia? 
If you cannot come to Wallops Flight Facility to attend in person, you should not register. You can follow the tweetup conversation on Twitter using the #NASATweetup hashtag or on the Wallops Facebook Page. 

If you cannot make this tweetup, don't despair; NASA is planning others in the near future at various locations. Check out http://www.nasa.gov/tweetup for updates. 

When will I know if I am selected? 
After NASA has received and processed the registrations, an email with confirmation information and additional instructions will be sent to those selected and those on the waitlist. We expect to send selection notifications by email on Tuesday, October 4. 

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