NASA needs your social media expertise for June 22 SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center on February 6, 2018 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Posted at 6:07 AM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 06:17:32-04

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is inviting social media users to register to attend the next SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch.

The launch, scheduled for June 22, will carry nearly two dozen satellites into space.

NASA says the social media campaign is for people who have a passion to "communicate and engage the world via social media."

The space agency said they will select up to 55 social media users to attend a two-day event and be given access similar to other members of the news media.

Those who are chosen will get to:

  • View a launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket
  • Tour NASA facilities at Kennedy Space Center
  • Speak with representatives from NASA, SpaceX, U.S. Air Force and NOAA
  • View and take photographs of the Falcon Heavy rocket at Launch Complex 39A
  • Meet fellow space enthusiasts who are active on social media

The deadline to apply is May 16 at noon.