SIA Acc. 20-189, National Air and Space Museum (U.S.), Website Records, 2019-2020

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Summary

This accession consists of approximately 473 tweets using the hashtag "#SnapTheSuit." In 2019, the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) distributed 15 statues of Neil Armstrong's spacesuit to baseball stadiums and encouraged the public to post pictures of themselves with the statue using the "#SnapTheSuit" hashtag. The hashtag was also used by the museum and by NASM Director Ellen Stofan (via her personal Twitter account) to promote both the statues and the original spacesuit on display at NASM. Twitter is a microblogging platform and its posts are known as "tweets." Tweets using this hashtag were exported into a spreadsheet between May 30, 2019, and January 10, 2020. Due to technical issues, some tweets may be truncated. The hashtag "#ApolloAtThePark" is also frequently found in this accession. It was primarily used by the ballparks in relation to a larger celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon. This accession only includes tweets using the "#ApolloAtThePark" hashtag when it appears in the same tweet as "#SnapTheSuit." Materials are in electronic format.

Subject

  • Armstrong, Neil 1930-2012
  • Stofan, Ellen Renee 1961-
  • Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
  • Twitter (Firm)

Notes

  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • Folder List in accession file.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.

Organization

Unarranged

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 2019
  • 2019-2020

Topic

  • Public relations
  • Blogs
  • Social media
  • Astronautical museums
  • Aeronautics
  • Museums
  • Web sites
  • Special events
  • Baseball fields
  • Museums--Public relations
  • Aeronautical museums

Form/Genre

  • Electronic records
  • Collection descriptions
  • Web sites

Local number

SIA Acc. 20-189

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