NASA Wins the Year’s Shorty Award for Third Time

NASA Wins the Year’s Shorty Award for Third Time

According to sources, this year’s Shorty award was won by NASA. These awards are given away to those who make the best use of social media in many sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Foursquare. These awards are presented annually. This year’s event of Shorty award distribution was hosted at the Times Center in New York.

NASA won the award for it best feed up at the Twitter social site. The information put forward by NASA has helped increase the knowledge of people across the country. This has further, helped in creating interests amongst the people including children.

David Weaver, NASA's Associate Administrator for Communications, stated that it was an honor for them to receive the award for the third time. Moreover, he stated that it is due to the administration and the government who have boosted the space agency to share its experiences with the rest. The first Shorty award was won by the space agency in 2009 for its feed on Twitter regarding the Mars Phoenix Lander mission, which showed the traces of water on the planet in form of ice. The second one was won in 2011 by Astronaut Doug Wheelock, for his Moon from Space snapshot.

Not only this, the agency also holds events like Tweetups, which help the social media users, who are its members, to gain more knowledge and awareness by interacting with NASA engineers, scientists and astronauts during the event.

However, the other achievements won during the Shorty awards night included New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg for Foursquare Mayor of the Year; Justin Bieber for music; and Occupy Wall Street for activism.

Moreover, the show was very well hosted by The Daily Show‘s Samantha Bee and hubby IRL Jason Jones. They were very pleased and honored by being a part of the show.


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