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Join the Crew-1 Virtual NASA Social to Experience the First Commercial Crew Rotation Mission

By Doug Messier
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November 3, 2020
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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 crew members are seen seated in the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft during crew equipment interface training. From left to right are NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, mission specialist; Victor Glover, pilot; and Mike Hopkins, Crew Dragon commander; and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi, mission specialist. (Credit: SpaceX)

HOUSTON (NASA PR) — Social media users are invited to register to take part in another global virtual NASA Social for our SpaceX Crew-1 mission launching on Nov. 14 at 7:49 p.m. EST. This launch will mark the first crew rotation mission with four astronauts flying on a commercial spacecraft, and the first including an international partner.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch Crew Dragon, with NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) aboard the spacecraft, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The Crew-1 astronauts named the spacecraft Resilience, highlighting the dedication that teams involved with the mission have displayed and demonstrating that when we work together, there is no limit to what we can achieve.

If your passion is to communicate and engage the world via social media, then this is the event for you! Seize the opportunity to blog, tweet, Instagram or simply share everything about the Crew-1 mission.

While we cannot invite the public onsite for one of our usual NASA Social events, we are excited to present an opportunity for people of all ages from all around the world to participate in.

NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to

  • Connect virtually with a community of people excited about the #LaunchAmerica mission
  • Interact with NASA representatives in real time
  • Obtain your own NASA Social badge to share
  • Learn more about the mission
  • Learn how to host a virtual launch party

The NASA Social event page will open on Nov. 2 and everyone is invited to join by selecting the  “Going”  button. Please note by attending the virtual event, you are explicitly agreeing to a set of rules/guidelines and anyone who breaks these rules may be banned from the event page.

All resources, participation, and registration are FREE. Register below to let NASA know that you’re virtually participating!


Do I need to have a Facebook account to register?
Yes. This event is designed for people who:

  • Actively use multiple social networking platforms and tools to disseminate information to a unique audience.
  • Have previous postings that are highly visible, respected and widely recognized.

Users on all social networks are encouraged to use the hashtag #LaunchAmerica. Updates and information about the event will be shared on Twitter via @NASASocial and @NASAKennedy, and via posts to Facebook and Instagram.

How do I join?

Select “Going” for this event on the designated Facebook event page. Please note: By “attending” the Facebook event, you are explicitly agreeing to the group’s rules as set forth by NASA.

Can I register if I am not a U.S. citizen?
Yes! This is a global NASA Social, and we would love for you to be a part of it.

What if I don’t have a Facebook account?
If you don’t have a Facebook account, you’re welcomed to watch and participate in the launch by tuning in on Nov. 14 for the launch broadcast. You can watch live on FacebookTwitterYouTubeDaily MotionTwitch  or NASA TV.

You can also join Kennedy Space Center’s Virtual Guest Experience to witness this historic launch.

What if the launch date changes?
Hundreds of different factors can cause a scheduled launch date to change multiple times. If the launch date changes prior, NASA may adjust the date of the NASA Social accordingly to coincide with the new target launch date. NASA will notify registrants of any changes on the Facebook event page.

If the launch is postponed, attendees will be able to watch the launch at a later date on the Facebook event page.

Could I get email updates about the launch instead?
You can! If you’d prefer to follow-along via email rather than social, you can register here

Check for updates.

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