A Quarter of a Million People View a Facebook Live Event about Hurricane Matthew (October 2016)

The day that Hurricane Matthew began interacting with the US East Coast, CEOSR research Owen Kelley and colleagues at NASA Goddard participated in a Facebook Live event on the NASArain Facebook page. On October 7, 2016, the discussion covered NASA observations of the hurricane and took live questions from viewers. Over 250,000 people viewed the event either during the live broadcast or afterward. The event is still viewable at

Update September 2021: As of the summer of 2021, posts related to the Global Precipitation Mission are now tweeted on the NASA Atmosphere twitter account rather than the NASA Rain twitter account.