Social Media Connection

Thanks to technology connecting schools and communites to STEM programs and educational content has opened access to the next level of science literacy. Many events that I attend allow you to be there too via the Internet or on mobile devices. Integrating social media into the learning process is critical in today’s world. Teaching our young people how to use social media responsibly is even more important. All NASA Twitter accounts can provide a wealth of information as can personal accounts from NASA astronauts, my Space Tweeps, and space journalists. Get to know them and you’ll be hooked too! I set up the tweet page on this site in the event a school or other organization may have blocked access to Twitter. My Tweets are my own and do not express the views of NASA or any agency/organization mentioned in my updates.

I always tweet during NASA launches and other NASA media events and many of my Solar System Ambassador outreach activities. The link to my Twitter stream here on my site can be found by clicking here.The Tweets come in based on the current Twitter #hashtag setting or just my Tweets specifically. The Twitter feed will change depending on the event, workshop, or presentation.

Current stream from October 15-December 11, 2011 will be the follwing hashtags #CURIOSITY and #NASATweetup. On launch day the Twitter stream will be a combination of the above #hashtags and tweets directly from me @TheNasaLady

Coming up:

Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory) will launch from Cape Canaveral on November 25th, 2011 and will be NASA’s next great robotics exploratory mission to Mars. We will be following the launch as well as the mission itself very closely so stay tuned to the Twitter feed and watch for updates on this website.


GRAIL searches for the secrets of the Lunar Core

GRAIL Launch, September 8, 2011 8:37 AM EDT Kennedy Space Center

Mars Science Laboratory (MRL) Curiosity Rover launch. November 25, 2011 Kennedy Space Center

Past Events:

NASA Student Minority Education Forum – NASA Glenn Visitor Center July 20, 2011.

STS-135 Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch, July 8, 2011 Kennedy Space Center

Taste of Chicago FIRST Robotics Demonstrations June 25, 2011 Family Village Columbus and Jackson Boulevard

JPL Tweetup June 6, 2011 8 am – 4:30 pm throughout the day

SOPHIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) Event June 8, 2011 8 am – 4:30

Also, keep an eye here for developments in new partnerships NASA has and will be developing in the area of commercial space flight. Here are the recent companies selected for funding to build the new generation of private spaceships.

NASA announces awards to private spaceship builders

Image credit: Boeing

Great example of how our young people can dream to be part of the new era of human spaceflight!