NASA Passes On Yet Another Opportunity to be Visible (update)

Google+ Hangout: We the Geeks: Asteroids

"This Friday, an asteroid nearly three kilometers wide is going to pass by the Earth-Moon system. The fly-by is harmless -- at its closest, the asteroid will be about 15 times farther from us than the Earth is from the moon -- but to mark the event, the White House will host the second in a series of "We the Geeks" Google+ Hangouts to talk asteroids with Bill Nye the Science Guy, former Astronaut Ed Lu, NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, and more."

Keith's 8:00 am EDT note: You would think that NASA, the geekiest of all government agencies, would be really happy about this visibility at a White House sponsored event - one that features its Deputy Administrator, a former astronaut, and a member of the NASA Advisory Council's Education and Public Outreach Committee. Moreover, this education-focused event focuses on the asteroid mission that the White House has tasked NASA to undertake. Despite all the reasons for NASA to want to crow about this event there is no mention on the NASA Education page, on the NASA calendar, on NASA.gov or on the agency's social media page NASA Connect although it is mentioned on NASA's Google+ page.

Keith's 150 pm EDT update: NASA issued this press release a few minutes ago. Still no mention on NASA's calendar, NASA Education page, NASA.gov, etc.

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