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OSIRIS-REx Launch #NASASocial
September 7, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDTFree
A maximum of 100 social media were invited to apply for credentials to attend NASA’s two-day behind-the-scenes social media event for the targeted Sep. 8 launch of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. OSIRIS-REx is the first-ever NASA mission to travel to an asteroid, retrieve a sample, and return the sample to Earth.
NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to:
* view a launch of ULA Atlas V rocket
* tour NASA facilities at Kennedy Space Center
* hear from OSIRIS-REx scientists about what they hope to learn from this first-* ever asteroid sample return mission
* speak with representatives from NASA, ULA and Center for the Advancement of Science in Space.
* view and take photographs of the Atlas V rocket on the launch pad
* meet fellow space enthusiasts who are active on social media
* meet members of OSIRIS-REx, ULA and NASA’s social media teams
Follow their updates live on Twitter and other social media services as well as NASA TV during the livestream from 12 pm to 1pm ET: