International Affairs

Space & Social Media – Bringing the World Together

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In a world filled with war, famine and disease, two things that bring humanity closer are a fascination with space and social media. We hear a great deal about the bad news in our world, but this is the time of year when many of us want to be reminded about the good.

We’ve had an exciting few weeks in space and have found that we can celebrate these achievements with people around the world through the Internet and by using various social media channels. The successful landing of Rosetta’s Philae reignited our passion for space and its endless possibilities, and filled social media with congratulations and humor.

There’s lots to be found online for space fans to enjoy. Celebrate India’s first Mars Mission pics at here. And here is a movie review of Interstellar by the Space Foundation’s Special Advisor – Human Spaceflight Dr. Leroy Chiao.

Take a look at this Q&A session from the International Space Station (ISS) where a little girl inquires about the views from space of Disney World; watch the clip here.

And the ISS doesn’t limit social media to YouTube; there are frequent posts of stunning photos of our home planet on Instagram, such as the amazing photo below of the Himalayan Mountains in Asia.

We love to see how space and social media bring a planet’s inhabitants together in peace and celebration. Stay connected with the Space Foundation on all of our social media channels: follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube, @SpaceFoundation #Space4Fun, #SpaceSymposium2015


This article is part of Space Watch: December 2014 (Volume: 13, Issue: 12).