Social media has become NASA’a Window to the public:

NASA got two Webby Awards in April. “The Mars Insite Program“,  won an award for education and Discovery. Two other Honors were given to “NASA.gov“, the website and to the agencies “Solar System Exploration Website“. Social media also lets NASA join conversations about pop culture. Also leading to online interactions, such as those with singer Ariana Grande and Marvel Studios.

Also nominated was the video:

The Call of Science“,  in the 360 Video Catagory. NASA currently has 60 million Facebook followers, 51 million on Instagram. This will aid the agency which is driving to get a man on the moon by 2024.

This year’s Webbys are the second and third for NASA’s overall social media presence, having won both the Webby and People’s Voice award in 2017. The agency’s reach on social media extends beyond its own programs.

When the Event Horizon Telescope:

Released the first image of a black hole on April 10, NASA’s follow up post on Instagram received 3.4 million likes and 33,500 comments.

Social media also lets NASA join conversations about pop culture:

Witch leads to online interactions, such as those with singer Ariana Grande and Marvel Studios.NASA’s media and the NASA.gov website are managed by NASA’s Office of Communications. The Mars InSight Lander social media account and Solar System Exploration websites are managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which also produced “The Call of Science” video.

Established in 1996, The Webby Awards:

Presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. More than 13,000 entries and 3 million votes were cast for the People’s Voice awards. The Webby Awards is Amazing for content creators! I hope you find your way in media creation.

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