WWU Planetarium manager to view Mars landing

July 20, 2012


Mars Science Laboratory and Curiosity Rover

Published: Thu, 07/19/2012
Matthew Anderson

Brad Snowder, manager of the Western Washington University Planetarium and lecturer in Western’s physics and astronomy department, has been selected by NASA to join a team of 25 social networking mission specialists working to create buzz about the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover on Aug. 5.

Snowder will spend three days at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and he’ll get to be in mission control during the entry, descent and landing of the rover.

NASA Social Mission PatchThe program, known as NASA Social, became so popular after its June launch that NASA has added five additional sites to the program. At JPL, Snowder’s task will be to live tweet and otherwise create a stream of updates on the mission status to Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, personal blogs and other online networks.

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Planetarium manager picked to view Mars landing at NASA mission control | Western Today.

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