NASA to Hold Tweetup for GRAIL Launch
Registration for the next NASA Tweetup opens at 9 a.m. tomorrow with those selected getting to attend a two-day launch event this September in Florida for the lunar-bound GRAIL spacecraft.
NASA will randomly select 150 participants from those who register online between tomorrow and noon on Thursday.
Winners will have the opportunity to tour the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; speak with scientists and engineers from GRAIL and other upcoming missions; and, if all goes as scheduled, view the spacecraft launch. The event also will provide participants the opportunity to meet fellow tweeps and members of NASA’s social media team.
In the GRAIL mission, two spacecraft will fly in tandem orbits around the moon for several months to measure its gravity field, from its crust to core, in unprecedented detail. The mission also will answer longstanding questions about the moon and provide scientists with a better understanding of how Earth and other rocky planets in the solar system formed, according to NASA.
For more information and rules about the Tweetup and registration, visit: www.nasa.gov/tweetup