ATLANTA -- NASA launched it's very own Instagram account on Friday as America's space agency continues to use social media to share both current and past events in our universe.
"We're constantly looking to expand our social media portfolio to include tools that will best tell NASA's story of exploration and discovery," NASA Press Secretary Lauren Worley explained today. "We believe we have some of the most engaging images on and off the planet and we can’t wait to engage with Instagrammers."
You can follow NASA via http://instagram.com/nasa.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has been a user of the social media giant for a few years, and has nearly 383,000 followers. While NASA's Ames Research Facility has nearly 1500 following the space and aeronautics field center.
Worley expressed that the new NASA account will post upcoming space flight images beginning with tonight's launch of the space agency's lunar spacecraft, LADEE; and add stunning new images from the International Space Station.
The social media site will "provide a comprehensive view" of NASA in the field of aeronautics, earth sciences and include historic images from NASA's early years.
America's space agency has been a leader in social media since 2008 when it began using Twitter and Facebook to share current news and images with the public.
(Charles Atkeison reports on aerospace, science and technology. Follow him via Instagram @BlueAngels_7 and realtime updates via Twitter @AbsolutSpaceGuy.)