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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA have had a tough time in the last few years. In 2010 with the U.S. in the midst of a recession, NASA’s allocated budget has been under fire. Historically, NASA’s budget has been reduced to less than 1% of the country’s annual budget since Gerald Ford’s first year of presidency in 1974. Thankfully, it seems like the agency is on a comeback streak. Just last December, the U.S. Congress finally announced a $1.3 billion increase to the space agency’s 2016 budget. To show their appreciation, NASA has recently announced an event designed to thank its many social media followers.
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Last Friday, the agency announced on their official website a “State of NASA” event to be held on February 9, 2016 in ten of their field centers. Participants would be privy to a tour of their selected center and an in-depth exploration of NASA’s impressive and legendary journey to Mars.
“Participants will get a unique behind the scenes look at the respective center and the diverse work of the agency through tours and presentations with scientists, engineers and managers. The events also will provide guests the opportunity to interact with fellow social media users, space enthusiasts and members of NASA’s social media team” reads a part of the invitation.
Interested parties can register at NASA’s official website. The event is restricted to social media representatives that actively use their accounts to spread information to a substantial number of people. Selection for the “State of the NASA” event is based on credentials and is not random. It is limited to U.S. Residents at least 18 years old. Deadline for submission is on February 2, 2016 at 5PM.
More information about the event and the ten participating field centers can be viewed in NASA’s official government website.
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