Get Fired Up at NASA Social Event During Space Launch System Booster Test Fire in Utah

NASA invites social media followers to a unique two-day NASA Social event on March 10-11, 2015, in Utah. The event will bring 45 social media users together to witness the test firing of the largest, most powerful booster ever built.

NASA Socials are in-person meetings with people who engage with the agency through Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks. This historic event is open to 45 individuals to come to the ATK Aerospace Group’s test facilities in Promontory, Utah, to participate in two days of fun-filled activities that will culminate in the booster test firing on March 11. Please note that registration for the event is only for a single person and is nontransferable. Because of space limitations, the registration does not allow for guests; if you know of others who would like to participate, they will have to complete their own registration.

NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to do the following:
— View the test firing for the booster being designed and built for the Space Launch System, or SLS, NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket in development to enable missions to go farther into space than ever before.
— Get behind-the-scenes tours of the ATK Aerospace Group’s facilities, including the work center where the motor cases are lined with insulation, the control room for mixing and casting where the operations for the booster are controlled, and the final assembly area where the booster segments are assembled prior to being static fired or launched.
— Attend a Q&A session with NASA and ATK representatives that will air live on NASA TV.
— Meet fellow space enthusiasts who are active on social media.
— Meet members of NASA’s social media team.

Registration is open until 5 p.m. EST on Feb. 16, 2015. NASA will select 45 participants at random from Web registrants. Additional applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Each participant must be age 18 or older.

For more NASA Social and sign-up information, visit

To join and track the conversation online during the NASA Socials, follow the hashtags #NASASocial and #SLSfiredup.

To learn more about the Space Launch System, visit

Questions about this NASA Social event should be directed to

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State

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