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Curiosity Rover

was nominated for a Shorty Award!

NASA's latest mission to explore the surface of Mars. Roving the Red Planet since Aug. 5, 2012 (PDT) (Aug 6 UTC).

mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/ - 1,489,861 followers

Nominations in Science

3 nominations in Non-Human

Campaign Video by Curiosity Rover

The Shorty Interview with Curiosity Rover

Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?

@MarsPhoenix -- first @NASA spacecraft on Twitter. I learn from the best.

Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?

#pewpew (laser FTW)

What are some big Twitter faux pas?

If you have an overwhelming desire to tweet a picture of a tool, limit it to your drill, scoop or X-ray spectrometer.

Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?

@NASAVoyager (leaving the solar system!) @CassiniSaturn , @AsteroidWatch (you never know, right?)

View Curiosity Rover's complete Shorty Interview

Learn More about Curiosity Rover


This social media campaign turned me, NASA's newest Mars rover, into an Internet celebrity. Through first-person Twitter and Facebook accounts, live streaming, viral videos, Reddit AMAs and the first Foursquare check-in from another planet, I helped get the public excited about America's space program. What they saw was a hipper, more accessible NASA -- one that generated an avalanche of memes about Mohawk Guy, Hippy Engineer and a curious rover with a rock-vaporizing laser on her head. #pewpew

Recent Nominations

February 7, 2014

I nominate @MarsCuriosity for a Shorty Award in #science because what a great way to engage with non-scientists!

February 7, 2014

I nominate @MarsCuriosity for a Shorty Award in #science because FRICKIN' ROBOT ON MARS. Also great science.

January 27, 2014

I nominate @MarsCuriosity for a Shorty Award in #nonhuman because humor.

January 19, 2014

I nominate @MarsCuriosity for a Shorty Award in #nonhuman because it really captures how gorgeous the Red Planet is!

January 10, 2014

I nominate @MarsCuriosity for a Shorty Award in #nonhuman because mars is the next big step, and must be explored

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About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media. Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and the rest of the social web. The 7th annual ceremony will be held in April 2015 in New York City and live streamed internationally.

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