NASA has announced plans to bring nine “social media-savvy” photographers together this August to take and share photos from inside the facility in which its latest rockets and spacecrafts are being constructed, in a scheme the agency is calling “Photo #NASASocial.”
NASA’s deep space rocket, the Space Launch System, a crew vehicle, and the Orion spacecraft are among some of the projects that the lucky participants will be allowed to take images of. The event will take place at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans, Louisiana, across August 16 and 17.
Detailing the brief, NASA said:
Participants at this event will be provided a unique in-person experience with NASA, which they are encouraged to share with others through their favorite photo-sharing social network. The goal of a Photo NASA Social is to allow people who regularly interact with each other via social networks to meet in person and capture a look at space exploration.
The final nine will be selected from online registrations, with others placed on a waiting list. The site specifies a “social media account” is required for anyone that is considering entering, although they are remaining coy about which platform is preferred (if any) and how many different social media pages are considered favorable. Although users must be “active” on social media, it’s unclear as to whether a substantial following is required for applicants to be successful.
Find all the details you need to enter right here. The deadline is by 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 24.
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