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NASA Social to Goldstone [Outreach Nerd]


October 15th I'm attending the first NASA Social to Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in the Mojave Valley.

From the NASA site: Sixty-five of NASA's social media followers will have a rare opportunity to tour the agency's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California's Mojave Desert during a NASA Social on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. 

Goldstone is one of three NASA Deep Space Network (DSN) complexes strategically placed around the world. The complex provides the ability to communicate with spacecraft not only in orbit around Earth, but also in the farther reaches of our solar system.

Leading up to the Social, organizers put all of the attendees in touch with each other, both formally and informally. Here is a sampling of those who will enjoy this adventure with me!


On the Hangout:

Bill Dunford is a writer and space blogger from Utah.  Since 2005, he has run the science education website called "Riding with Robots on the High Frontier", which can be found at This is his second NASA Social, after taking part in the event for the launch of the Mars Curiosity rover in November, 2011.
Amy Pille is a corporate defense attorney practicing in Charleston, SC. She is part of a coordinating counsel team that manages product liability litigation on Regional and Local levels. She is also an avid tech and social media enthusiast, with roots in amateur radio. In what little spare time she has, Amy enjoys sleeping and getting scolded soundly by Abigail, aka Princess Pretty Paws, in the wee hours of the morning. (Shaun, Husband Extraordinaire, often helps out with really, our household is basically just a cat entourage...for one cat.)

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