Do you follow @NASA on Twitter? If you don’t, you should, because followers of NASA are about to get the chance to hang around Kennedy Space Center and hobnob with all the awesome NASA people on November 23rd-25th.
Oh, and at the end of that you’ll get a front row seat at the launch of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover. That rover will be investigating a certain area of Mars to check whether or not it ever offered “conditions favorable for microbial life” and if so, whether or not the area could have preserved evidence of that life.
NASA is selecting 150 lucky people to come to Florida for a “tweetup,” a meetup organized via Twitter. To register, you have to be a registered Twitter user and you also have to follow @NASA or @NASATweetup (or other NASA Twitter accounts).
NASA is no stranger to Tweetups, having organized many in the past. Previous tweetups have brought people to see shuttle launches, The World Science Festival as well as the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Registration for this experience will open at noon on Wednesday, October 5th and run until noon on Friday, October 7th. NASA will select the 150 people randomly from all the signups. Everyone else gets put on a waiting list. You can register even if you aren’t a U.S. citizen, but spots are for you and you alone. No plus 1’s and they are non-transferable.
You can follow the contest on the @NASA or @NASATweetup accounts and with the hashtag #NASATweeup. NASA says they hope to announce the winners by October 12th.
If selected, you’re going to have to find your own way there, however. But the VIP 3-day NASA experience should be enough motivation for that. If all goes according to plan, the Curiosity rover will launch at 10:21 am EST on November 25th.