nasa iss NASA to host Google+ Hangout with International Space Station

NASA will host its first live Google+ Hangout with the International Space Station soon, giving citizens a glimpse of life 240 miles above the Earth.

NASA will host its first live Google+ Hangout with the International Space Station soon, giving citizens a glimpse of life 240 miles above the Earth.

 
Users from around the world will be able to tune in at NASA's Google+ or YouTube pages to see and potentially interact with astronauts up in the space station and here on the ground.
 
The event will be from 11am to noon EST on Friday, 22 February. Users following NASA on Google+, Twitter or Facebook can submit questions before or during the live stream, and a select number of these will be answered by astronauts.
 
The astronauts taking part in the Hangout are Kevin Ford and Tom Marshburn of NASA and Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency. They will be answering questions and providing insights about life in space, such as how they eat, sleep and exercise in a near-weightless environment.
 
nasa iss NASA to host Google+ Hangout with International Space Station
 
Anyone wishing to submit a question in advance must do so by 12 February by uploading a video of no more than 30 seconds to YouTube, with the tag #askAstro. The same tag should be used for any questions sent in during the event. All submissions must include an introduction with the person's name and location. NASA said it is looking for the most unique and original questions.
 
Google+ Hangouts have become a popular feature employed by celebrities, politicians, organisations and agencies throughout the world. For example, US President Barack Obama, known for his embracing of technology and social media, used Google+ Hangouts for the first all-virtual White House interview in January. The medium is likely to only grow from here as more big names adopt it to interact with supporters and fans.
 
NASA can be found on Google+ here.