NASA’s social media contest for behind-the-scenes access


WALLOPS ISLAND, VA – OCTOBER 17: In this handout provided by NASA,Aerial photograph showing the Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, on launch Pad-0A, on October 17, 2016 Wallops Island, Virginia. Orbital ATK’s sixth contracted cargo resupply mission with NASA to the International Space Station will deliver over 5,100 pounds of science […]

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (WAVY) –  You can get the chance to get behind-the-scenes access at NASA’s Wallops Island facility.

NASA is inviting 50 active social media users to get the same level of credentials media outlets will have to cover NASA’s IMPACTS mission.

Winners will get to climb aboard several NASA aircraft and meet with NASA pilots before they take off.

Social participants will also have the opportunity to see the launch of a balloon providing weather data in real-time.

Participants have until December 15 to apply for the contest.

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