My Journey to NASA in 2017

NASA has selected me as 1 of 50 social media influencers to cover their upcoming ATLAS V rocket launch. How exciting!

Third Update 4/16:

I’m now at my Airbnb in Cocoa, FL near the Kennedy Space Center. The launch has been scheduled for April 18th, 2017 at 11:11 am ET. Here’s the detailed breakdown from the KSC website:

Apr 18, 2017 11:11 AM
Kennedy Space Center
United Launch Alliance Atlas V Cygnus OA-7/CRS-7

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket launches from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The Atlas V rocket will carry Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo capsule, the S.S. John Glenn, on the seventh operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station, known as OA-7/CRS-7.


You can follow my coverage of this event on social media:

According to the agenda provided by NASA Social, my press group will:

  • Tour NASA facilities at the Kennedy Space Center
  • Meet and interact with engineers, technicians and other NASA team members 
  • Meet members of NASA, Orbital ATK, and ULA social media teams
  • View and take photographs of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket at Launch Complex 41
  • View the launch of a ULA Atlas V rocket and Cygnus spacecraft

As a major space nerd, I couldn’t feel luckier to have this opportunity.

See you there!

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