WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. — NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia wants to give a behind the scenes tour to a few dozen social media users.
On February 9, individuals will get a front-row seat to watch the launch of Northrop Grumman's CRS-13 mission to the International Space Station. An Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft will liftoff no earlier than 5:39 p.m. from Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.
A maximum of 40 active social media users will be selected to attend the two-day event Feb. 8-9, 2020, and will be given the same access as news media.
- NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to:
- Get an up-close view of the launch from the Wallops Island media viewing site
- Meet with rocket experts from NASA and Northrop Grumman
- Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility
- Meet fellow space enthusiasts who are active on social media
- Meet members of NASA's social media teams
Registration ends on February 23 at 11:59 p.m.
Requirements to apply include the following:
Actively use multiple social networking platforms and tools to disseminate information to a unique audience
Regularly produce new content that features multimedia elements
Reach a unique audience, separate and distinctive from traditional news media and/or NASA audiences
Must have an established history of regularly posting content on social media platform
Have previous postings that are highly visible, respected and widely recognized
If admitted, NASA said individuals will need to provide two forms of unexpired government-issued identification.
Click here for more information about the registration or the two-day event.
Participants should keep in mind that due to the complexity of these launches, it's possible that the Antares rocket could launch at a later date.