NASA will bring together 100 space enthusiasts to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for a two-day NASA Social, Nov. 5 – 6, 2013, for a sneak peek at the upcoming 2014 Earth science missions. Sopheon’s Social Marketing Specialist, Tina Cassler, has been selected as one of 100 NASA Social attendees to attend and learn about three Earth-observing missions being launched in 2014. These missions will study the Earth and its climate.
As a NASA Social attendee, Cassler and the other 99 attendees will interact with engineers and scientists working on the upcoming Earth science missions, plus tour the Spacecraft Assembly Facility, the JPL Earth Science Center, the Mission Control Center of NASA’s Deep Space Network and the JPL Mars Yard.
In addition, the NASA Social will allow participants to meet other space enthusiasts and members of NASA’s social media team. Attendees were selected through a lottery system in which 425 NASA followers registered.
“Being selected is such an honor!” Cassler said, “I am very excited to learn more about how NASA is studying the Earth to help improve our lives and the care of our planet.”
Tina Cassler is the Social and Digital Marketing Specialist with Sopheon, provider of complete Enterprise Innovation Performance solutions. Follow her Tweets at http://twitter.com/TinaCassler and http://twitter.com/Sopheon .
NASA Social participants are traveling from across the United States and around the globe to attend. View the list of registered attendees on the NASA Social Twitter account: http://twitter.com/NASASocial/lists/jpl-earth-science
NASA held its first Tweetup on Jan. 21, 2009, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. NASA Social’s Twitter account is http://twitter.com/NASASocial and participants will be using #NASASocial in their updates while tweeting. Information about NASA Social can be viewed on http://www.nasa.gov/connect/social/ .
About NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Two Earth missions are being built at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., for launch in 2014. Technicians in JPL’s historic Spacecraft Assembly Facility clean room are assembling NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft, which will produce global maps of soil moisture for tracking water availability around our planet, and ISS-RapidScat, a scatterometer instrument that will be mounted outside the International Space Station to measure ocean surface wind speeds and directions.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a federally funded research and development center in Pasadena, Calif. and managed by the California Institute of Technology for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA JPL has a core focus on planetary exploration, Earth science and astronomy and physics.
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