Space Shuttle Discovery

Twitter Toolkit: Exploring Discovery

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has teamed up with Google Arts & Culture to celebrate the 34th anniversary of Space Shuttle Discovery’s first launch. Starting tomorrow, more than 200 space shuttle artifacts, several digital exhibits, virtual tours, and a 360° video inside Discovery with astronauts Kathryn Sullivan and Charles Bolden can be viewed online on the Google Arts & Culture platform. As we look ahead to the launch of American astronauts from US soil in 2019, what better time to revisit the groundbreaking history of the Space Shuttle program! 

Thank you for joining us in sharing this unique project with the world! We put together a Twitter Toolkit with behind-the-scenes images and video clips made just for you. Feel free to share or just simply enjoy!


The Basics 

Here are the handles and hashtags we are using during this campaign: 

  • @airandspace
  • @googlearts
  • #onboarddiscovery 

Link to the Discovery project: https://artsandculture.google.com/project/space-shuttle-discovery 

The project will go live on the Google Arts & Culture platform on Thursday, August 30 at 1:00 pm EST. 

Launch Day 

We have created some special social assets, specifically sized for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Click here to download. Feel free to share widely! 

Please hold until Thursday, August 30 at 1:00 pm EST.

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Download Assets

Below is some suggested language for talking about this project: