MMS: Social Media

Overview
Program Element / Activity Title:
MMS: Social Media
E/PO Project Name:
Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission
Contact Information:
Code 672
NASA GSFC
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Program Element / Activity Website:
Program Element / Activity Partners within NASA:
Troy Cline-MMS, Tom Moore-MMS, Pat Reiff-RICE, Aries Keck, Karen Fox-Office of Communications
Short Description:

The MMS social media program is intended to communicate the science of MMS, as well as Heliospheric and STEM-related information to the general public and education professionals in an educational, fun and engaging way.

Program Element / Activity Image / Visual:
Screen Shot of Social Media Connections to MMS
Program Element / Activity Status
Audience Metrics
Who is the primary audience of your program element / activity?:
Evaluation
National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Improve STEM Instruction
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM
What are the goals and objectives of your program element / activity?:
The MMS social media program is intended to communicate the science of MMS, as well as Heliospheric and STEM-related information to the general public and education professionals in an educational, fun and engaging way. This is all in support of the fundamental goals of NASA through The National Aeronautics and Space Act:

Sec. 20102 CONGRESSIONAL DECLARATION OF POLICY AND PURPOSE
(d) Objectives of Aeronautical and Space Activities.--The aeronautical and space activities of the United States shall be conducted so as to contribute materially to one or more of the following objectives:
(1) The expansion of human knowledge of the Earth and of phenomena in the atmosphere and space.
(4) The establishment of long-range studies of the potential benefits to be gained from, the opportunities for, and the problems involved in the utilization of aeronautical and space activities for peaceful and scientific purposes.
(5) The preservation of the role of the United States as a leader in aeronautical and space science and technology and in the application thereof to the conduct of peaceful activities within and outside the atmosphere.
(7) Cooperation by the United States with other nations and groups of nations in work done pursuant to this chapter and in the peaceful application of the results thereof.

Sec. 20112 FUNCTIONS OF THE ADMINISTRATION
(3)Provide for the widest practicable and appropriate dissemination of information concerning its activities and the results thereof;

Sec. 20131 PUBLIC ACCESS TO INFORMATION
(a) Public Inspection.--Information obtained or developed by the Administrator in the performance of the Administrator's functions under this chapter shall be made available for public inspection, except information as outlined in (1-3.)