Monday, September 9, 2013

LADEE Update and New NASA Instagram

Hey Space Placers!

LADEE is A-OK. The issue with the spacecraft's reaction wheels has been resolved and the mission is proceeding as planned. Get the latest updates on Twitter - LADEE @NASALADEE - and

Speaking of social media, NASA has established an Instagram account. Here are portions of NASA's press release:

NASA is launching an official Instagram profile that will take its fans on an
out-of-this-world journey through images of Earth and beyond.

"We're constantly looking to expand our social media portfolio to include
tools that will best tell NASA's story of exploration and discovery," said
NASA Press Secretary Lauren Worley. "Instagram has a passionate following of
users who are hungry for new and exciting photos. We believe we have some of
the most engaging images on and off the planet -- and we can't wait to
engage with Instagrammers."

Aeronautics, astrophysics, Earth science, human spaceflight and more, the
NASA account will provide a comprehensive view of the agency by sharing new
and historic images and videos.

The first NASA posts will highlight the scheduled launch of the agency's
Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE)  from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.

To follow NASA's new Instagram account, visit:

Instagram complements NASA's strong social media presence on Twitter,
Facebook, Google+, YouTube, Flickr, Foursquare, Reddit and other sites. All
are aimed at engaging and inspiring the public with NASA's unique content.
The agency's primary Twitter account, @NASA, has almost 5 million followers
-- more than any other federal agency. NASA's innovative use of social media
is recognized as one of the best in federal government.

Along with the new official NASA account, the agency's Goddard Spaceflight
Center and Ames Research Center also have profiles on Instagram. To follow,


For a comprehensive list of NASA social media websites, visit:

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Social media is a integral part of today's world of news, information and public affairs. Instagram will allow the visual side to come through as it is dedicated to Internet posting of photos. I have visited the Instagram sites and the visuals are, well, out of this world.

Check them out for yourself.

Social Media Sky Guy in VA

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