Launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 Mission

Calling all digital content creators! Register now to be part of the thrilling launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission. This upcoming mission, integral to NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, involves the eighth SpaceX Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket, set to transport a crew of astronauts to the International Space Station for a science expedition.

Scheduled for a launch date no earlier than mid-February from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, this mission will feature NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick, commander; Michael Barratt, pilot; and mission specialist Jeanette Epps, along with Roscosmos cosmonaut mission specialist Alexander Grebenkin.

As a digital content creator, don’t miss the chance to be part of this extraordinary event! Join up to 50 selected social media users in experiencing a three-day adventure, complete with access similar to news media. Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Witness a crewed launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft.
  • Take a tour of NASA facilities at Kennedy Space Center.
  • Engage with and learn from Crew-8 subject matter experts.
  • Connect with fellow space enthusiasts active on social media.

Mark your calendars – NASA Social registration for the Crew-8 launch opens on Friday, Jan. 5, with the deadline to apply set for 3 p.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 11. Act fast, as all social applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Seize this unique opportunity to share and experience the #Crew8 mission launch!

How do I register?

Registration opens on Friday, Jan. 5, and closes at 3 p.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 11. Each person must register separately, as registration is non-transferable. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Can non-U.S. citizens register?

Due to security deadlines, registration is limited to U.S. citizens. If you have a valid permanent resident card, you’ll be processed as a U.S. citizen.

When will I know if I’m selected?

Confirmation emails and additional instructions will be sent to selected individuals after processing. Acceptance notifications are expected to be sent on Jan. 17.

What are NASA Social credentials?

Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and those chosen must meet specific engagement criteria during registration.

If not selected for NASA Social, you can still participate in the conversation online and attend the launch offsite. Learn more about experiencing a launch here.

What are the registration requirements?

Registration signals your intent to travel to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and attend the three-day event in person. You’re responsible for your travel, accommodations, food, and other expenses.

Events and participants may change without notice. NASA isn’t responsible for loss or damage incurred during attendance or if the event is canceled. Kennedy is a government facility, and selected individuals will need clearance.

IMPORTANT: To be admitted, provide two forms of unexpired government-issued identification during registration. Registrants must be at least 18 years old.

What if the launch date changes?

If the launch date changes, NASA may adjust the NASA Social date accordingly. Registrants will be notified of any changes via email. If postponed, attendees will be invited to a later launch. Attendees bear additional costs for launch delays. Flexible travel arrangements are recommended.

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