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SXSW Interactive 2014

Live From Space!

Remember when the public had to watch Walter Cronkite and the evening news to learn what NASA was doing? Yeah, neither do we. Today, using technology you can connect and collaborate with NASA and astronauts directly from space.
During this session, we'll connect live with astronauts flying 240 miles above the Earth at 17,500 mph. Ask about their mission and using technology to communicate with us down here on the ground.
Additionally, you'll discover how NASA has fundamentally changed the way it communicates with the public and how you can join the community of space geeks from around the world.

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  1. How are astronauts using technology to communicate with the public about their mission?
  2. What kind of science is being work on the space station that could potentially impact us here on Earth?
  3. Does the interaction via new mediums, such as Twitter, help astronauts feel more connected to the world 240 miles below?
  4. How has communicating directly with the public changed people’s perception of astronauts, NASA, inspiring the next generation in STEM and the work the agency is doing aboard the space station?
  5. How can the public collaborate with NASA, have influence on space policy and participate with their space agency?


  • John Yembrick, Social Media Manager, NASA


John Yembrick, Social Media Manager, NASA

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  • Tags: social media, partnerships
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Science and Space Exploration
  • Level: Beginning
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