Thursday, September 8, NASA needs to launch its two satellites GRAIL lunar base from Cape Canaveral in Florida. On this occasion, she invited 150 members following his Twitter account to come watch the takeoff.
If viewers are still watching the many departures from the base of space Canaveral in Florida, some will be greatly favored the next time which will be held Thursday. Indeed, NASA has decided to invite 150 users of Twitter after his account on the social network for two days (7 and 8 September) preparation and launching of satellites GRAIL due to join the orbit of the moon with a rocket Rocket II.
These little lucky 150 were chosen from more than 800 people who registered online and come from eight different countries: United States (from 32 different countries), Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Indonesia, Spain and the United Kingdom , the statement of the agency. The start of NASA TweetUp and Sept. 7 at noon sharp, with a meeting between the guests and several researchers involved in the project including: Charles Bolden, a director of the space agency, Jim Adams, deputy director of planetary science at the headquarters office of NASA in Washington, Maria Zuber, principal investigator of the project GRAIL Massachusetts Institute of Technology or astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. A meeting which will also be broadcast live and associated with a chat here: http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2
A private tour behind the scenes of the launch
Then the 150 participants will attend a grand tour of Kennedy Space Center and the base of Cape Canaveral and will receive a private tour of the launch pad. The takeoff of the rocket that will take place the next day at 5:37 am, Daylight Saving Time Pacific (12:37 GMT). The guests then enjoy Twitter to share their experience to all their friends and those who follow their accounts (list of participants is available here: http://twitter.com/ #! / NASATweetup / grail-launch )
In truth, this is not the first time that NASA is inviting people to its launch as it had already invited the groups to the recent launch of Juno and five space shuttle takeoff.