Every year an organization or team is presented with the Space Foundation’s Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award, which recognizes distinguished contributions to public awareness and understanding of current space programs. The award, presented on Monday in Colorado Springs, was given to NASA’s social media team during the 28th National Space Symposium at The Broadmoor Hotel.
The group is recognized particularly for getting million of viewers involved in the efforts of NASA via social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. The team, shown at the event, is featured in the pictures above and below.
David Weaver, associate administrator for Communications at NASA Headquarters in Washington commented on the team and their accomplishments:
“NASA’s social media team works to tell our story using innovative platforms to let as many people as possible learn about the work we’re doing in space exploration and aeronautics research,”
“The Space Foundation’s recognition is another testament to the team’s success.”
Social media seems to be at the forefront of all aspects of life these day; business, personal, sports, dining, and now even NASA and space exploration. I thought i’d take a look at Twitter and see what folks on there had to say about the awards at NASA:
@nasa: Here’s to our followers! We are humbled to receive the Space Foundation Award for public outreach. http://t.co/d3Y7PxPB #NSS28RT
@LosAlamosNatLab: Congrats @NASA! Well deserved public outreach award from @SpaceFoundation – http://t.co/gnK0ACWcGood show. RT
@Schierholz @Yembrick @VeronicaMcG Congratulations to @NASA social team. You inspire us all to ever-greater heights. http://t.co/fxt4oc7L.
@schierholz Wow @USAirForce Four-star Shelton just congratulated me for the @NASA social media team award. #NSS28Pretty darn impressive! MT
@schierholz: Honored by @NASA social media team award! @Yembrick @veronicamcg & I wish whole team were here! #NSS28 http://t.co/NK8oMVkk”“