Experience the Last Flight of NASA’s Worldwide Survey of the Atmosphere

Are you passionate about all things Earth science and social media? Then this is the event for you!

Don’t miss this behind the scenes opportunity to snap, post, tweet and share everything about the last flight of NASA’s worldwide survey of the atmosphere.

Social media users are invited to register to attend the Atmospheric Tomography mission’s NASA Social on April 13, 2018, at Armstrong Flight Research Center in Palmdale, California. Don’t miss your chance to get a special insider’s look at the DC-8 research aircraft, meet the science team trekking around the world in 28 days to study pollution and share it with the world! A maximum of 40 social media users will be selected to attend this event, and will be given access similar to news media.

NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to:

Experience an insider look of the Atmospheric Tomography mission
Tour facilities at Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Hangar 703 in Palmdale, CA
Speak with the scientists and engineers that work with the DC-8 aircraft and make the ATom mission a reality
Hear from experts about the science that has been learned on the previous science flights
View and take photographs of other aircraft in the hangar including the ER-2 & C-20a
Meet fellow Earth science enthusiasts who are active on social media
And more!

Not sure what ATom is? For more information visit: https://www.nasa.gov/content/earth-expeditions-atom

Social media accreditation for the ATom Social event will open on this page on Thursday, March 15. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 20 at 11:59 p.m. EST. All social media accreditation applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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How do I register?
Registration opens Thursday, March 15 and closes Tuesday, March 20 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Registration is for one person only (you) and is non-transferable. All social media accreditation applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Do I need to have a social media account to register?
Yes. This event is designed for people who:

Actively use multiple social networking platforms and tools to disseminate information to a unique audience.
Regularly produce new content that features multimedia elements.
Have the potential to reach a large number of people using digital platforms.
Reach a unique audience, separate and distinctive from traditional news media and/or NASA audiences.
Must have an established history of posting content on social media platforms.
Have previous postings that are highly visible, respected and widely recognized.

Users on all social media networks are encouraged to use the hashtag #ATomSocial. Updates and information about the event will be shared on Twitter (@NASAArmstrong, @NASASocial), Facebook (NASAArmstrong) and Google+ (NASAArmstrong).

What are the registration requirements?
Registration indicates your intent to travel to Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Hangar 703 in Palmdale, CA and attend the day-long event in person. You are responsible for your own expenses for travel, accommodation, food and other amenities.

Some events and participants scheduled to appear at the event are subject to change without notice. NASA and is not responsible for loss or damage incurred as a result of attending. NASA, moreover, is not responsible for loss or damage incurred if the event is canceled with limited or no notice. Please plan accordingly.

All registrants must be at least 18 years old.

Can I register if I am not a U.S. citizen?
Because of the security deadlines, registration is limited to U.S. citizens. If you have a valid permanent resident card, you will be processed as a U.S. citizen. Those who are selected will need to complete an additional registration step to receive clearance to enter the secure areas. To be admitted, you will need to show two government-issued identifications (one with a photo) that match the name provided on the registration. Those without proper identification cannot be admitted. All registrants must be at least 18 years old.

Does my registration include a guest?
Because of space limitations, you may not bring a guest. Each registration provides a place for one person only (you) and is non-transferable. Each individual wishing to attend must register separately.

What if I cannot come to a NASA field center in-person?
If you cannot come to one of our centers and attend in person, you should not register for the NASA Social. You can follow the conversation using the #ATomSocial hashtag.

If you cannot make this NASA Social, don’t despair; NASA is planning others in the near future at various locations. Check back on http://www.nasa.gov/social for updates.

When will I know if I am selected?
After registrations have been received and processed, an email with confirmation information and additional instructions will be sent to those selected. We expect to send notifications no later than Thursday, March 29.

What if the event changes?
NASA Social attendees are responsible for any additional costs they incur related to any delay. We strongly encourage participants to make travel arrangements that are refundable and/or flexible.

Does registration for and/or attendance at the NASA Social qualify me for media accreditation?
No, your registration and/or attendance does not qualify you for news media credentials now or in the future.

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Last Updated: March 16, 2018
Editor: Emily Furfaro

Source: https://www.nasa.gov/social/experience-the-last-flight-nasas-worldwide-survey-of-the-atmosphere

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