NASA News: NASA to Host 75 Social Media Followers at Dryden NASA Social

EDWARDS, Calif. -- NASA will host 75 social media followers May 4 to
go behind-the-scenes and learn more about NASA aeronautics, science
and other projects at the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center on
Edwards Air Force Base in California.

Dryden is NASA's primary center for atmospheric flight research and
operations. Its remote location in the western Mojave Desert is
uniquely situated for excellent year-round weather and visibility to
test innovative air vehicles.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. PDT and will include tours of current
aircraft and presentations on cutting-edge aeronautical research and
science projects. Not only will guests learn about sonic booms, they
could experience one first-hand.

For more information about this NASA Social event and to register, visit:


Dryden's NASA Social registration opens at 8 a.m. PDT on Monday, April
9, and closes at noon on Wednesday, April 11. NASA will randomly
select 75 participants from online registrations.

A NASA Social is an event for people who use NASA's social media
accounts. For this event, fans and followers on Twitter, Facebook and
Google+ are eligible to register. Each participant must be 18 or
older and a U.S. citizen.

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NASA Seeks Hosts for Space Station Interactive Education Events

WASHINGTON -- NASA is seeking formal and informal education
organizations to host live in-flight interactive conversations
between the next generation of explorers and astronauts aboard the
International Space Station (ISS).

Comprehensive proposals are being accepted for missions scheduled
between September 2012 and March 2013. The deadline to submit is
Friday, June 1, 2012.

During ISS Expeditions 33 and 34, NASA crew members Sunita Williams,
Kevin Ford and Thomas Marshburn will participate in 20-minute
question-and-answer sessions with students who will learn what it is
like to live and work in space. While participants see and hear the
crew members live from space, the crew does not see the audience.

U.S. education organizations including school districts, museums,
science centers, national and regional education organizations and
local, state and federal government agencies are eligible to
participate. Organizations may apply individually or work together.
NASA provides this opportunity at no charge to the host institution
and will work with the organization to plan the event.

Downlink opportunities are broadcast live on NASA Television and
streamed on the NASA website. Due to the nature of human spaceflight
operations, organizations must demonstrate the flexibility to
accommodate changes in downlink dates and times. Participating
organizations also must have two dedicated telephone lines and the
ability to receive NASA TV via NASA's LIMO Channel to communicate
with and view the crew.

These unique educational opportunities are made available through
Teaching From Space (TFS), a NASA education initiative. TFS will hold
several online information sessions about downlinks and the proposal
process with interested organizations.

To participate in an online session and obtain information about
expectations, content, format, audience, proposal guidelines and
forms, send an e-mail to JSC-Teaching-From-Space@mail.nasa.gov or
call 281-244-7608.

For more information on the initiative, visit:


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