Are you going to be in Florida on September 19? Love to tweet and take awesome pictures? Now’s your chance to REALLY have some fun. Better hurry though, signup is limited to only 50 people.
Cover the Next SpaceX Launch In-Person
We’re inviting social media users to apply for credentials to attend the Sept. 19 launch for the next cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX). Photographer on Instagram? Come photograph the launch. Prolific tweeter? Come live tweet the event. Long read writer on your blog? Come write about NASA. We invite you to the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, targeted to liftoff at 2:38 a.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 19, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
A maximum of 50 social media users will be selected to attend the two-day event on Sept. 18 & 19 and will be given the same access as news media in an effort to align the experience of social media representatives with those of traditional media. NASA Social media accreditation for the SpaceX launch opens on this page on Tuesday, Aug. 19. For U.S. social media, the deadline to apply is 5 p.m. EDT Sunday, Aug. 24. All social media accreditation applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to:
• view a launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket
• tour NASA facilities at Kennedy Space Center
• speak with representatives from both NASA and SpaceX
• view and take photographs of the SpaceX launch pad
• meet fellow space enthusiasts who are active on social media
• meet members of SpaceX and NASA’s social media teams
Image above courtesy of SpaceX