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“Astronauts to host Google+ ‘hangout'” – Federal Computer Weekly

NASA is no stranger to combining social media, science and space.

Its Mars Curiosity rover – the famous mobile machine that checked into Mars on FourSquare — has more than 1.2 million Twitter followers, and it is just one of more than 480 social media accounts NASA manages, according to the agency’s deputy social media manager Jason Townsend.

In fact, the Curiosity rover is close to home compared to NASA’s farthest reaching social media efforts. Almost 90,000 people follow the latest happenings of NASA’s Voyager 1 & 2 spacecraft. Launched in the 1970s, they are the farthest manmade objects from Earth — close to leaving our solar system at nearly 12 billion miles away.

Read more: http://fcw.com/blogs/fcw-insider/2013/02/space-station-hangout.aspx

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Jason is an industry leader in communications with over 14 years of experience in strategic and innovative use of digital tools, social media messaging and website content. Now leading efforts in NASA's strategic communications, he's previously directed the efforts of and executed some of the largest Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat accounts across those platforms, working on projects that have earned Emmy awards, Shorty Awards for best use of social media and Webby Awards for best corporate use of social media and websites. He is currently a communications program manager at NASA where he is responsible for leading the planning, development and implementation of strategic communications efforts across the agency.
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