September 12, 2013

Social Media Accreditation Opens For GPM Media Day

NASA is inviting social media users to apply for credentials to attend the media day activities for its next Earth science satellite, the Global Precipitation Mission, on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

The half-day event will give 30 social media users the same access as news media. For U.S. citizens active on social media, the deadline to apply is Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. All social media accreditation applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

This is the media's last chance to view the GPM Core satellite before it's shipped to its launch site at Tanegashima Space Center in Japan. GPM is an international satellite mission led by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency that will provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours. The GPM Core satellite is the size of a small fire truck, making it the largest Earth science satellite ever built at NASA Goddard.

NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to:

attend a preview showing of the new "Science on a Sphere" program "Water Falls."
view the GPM Core spacecraft and NASA Goddard's satellite testing facilities.
meet fellow space enthusiasts who are active on social media.
meet and interact with NASA scientists and spacecraft engineers.
take part in a hyperwall discussion showcasing, in part, the unique three-dimensional views of hurricanes and typhoons that will be made possible by GPM.

Registration opens on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2013, for U.S. citizens active on social media. The deadline to apply is Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.


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