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NASA Media teleconference: Riots and Rocketships

By Keith Cowing
May 31, 2020
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Keith’s note: At today’s media telecom with Jim Bridenstine I asked if he could clarify NASA’s media reach during the Demo-2 launch since he says that it topped everyone’s viewing habits. I got one number “10.3 million concurrent viewers across all NASA platforms”. I asked about these “heat charts” that NASA showed which seem to only show limited interest in the states where Dragon was built and flown and asked for additional viewership statistics. I don’t expect to see any. I also asked how NASA can be seen as being relevant when we see split screens on TV with NASA on one side and riots on the other. How is NASA going to convince these angry and worried people who are out in the streets wearing gas masks – and not watching 2 guys take off in a rocket ship – that this is more important than problems “back here on Earth” (as this question is often couched). His response below:

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