Are you curious what our next DC DrinkUp event is going to be? Wondering what might be behind the veil of clouds surrounding our latest mischief? Well, search the stars no more! DC DrinkUp, in celebration of the one-year anniversary of the NASA Juno launch to the planet Jupiter as well as the upcoming NASA Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) landing on the planet Mars is planning several events around the weekend of Friday, August 3rd through Monday, August 6th. Come hang out with not only DC’s finest Space Tweeps but also the most interesting people in DC including museum geeks, musicians, and other amazing people! See below for the event details and please be sure to RSVP and/or register for the events that you’re interested in! We hope to see you at all of the awesome activities happening in celebration of our country’s space program!
Friday, August 3rd
NASA MSL Post-Social (Tweetup) Gathering
Location: Red Rocks Pizzeria (accessible via Columbia Heights Metro Station)
1036 Park Road Northwest, Washington, DC 20010 (map)
Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
RSVP: Please RSVP at this link.
Saturday, August 4th
Smithsonian Air & Space Udvar-Hazy Center
Location: 14390 Air & Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA (map)
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM with impromptu dinner following
Car Pooling: If you need to car pool please meet at DC DrinkUp HQ (map) at 3:00 PM
Sunday, August 5th
NASA Juno Anniversary Brunch Meetup
Location: Chef Geoff’s (accessible via Federal Triangle or Metro Center Metro Stations)
1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004 (map)
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
RSVP: Please RSVP at this link
Smithsonian Air & Space Museum
Location: 600 Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC 20597 (map — accessible via Smithsonian Metro Station)
Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Good Stuff Eatery in Crystal City (accessible via Crystal City Metro Station)
2110 Crystal Drive Arlington, VA 22202 map)
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Mars Science Laboratory Entry, Descent, & Landing (EDL) Live Viewing
Location: NASA Headquarters (accessible via the Federal Center Metro Station)
300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20024 (map)
Time: 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Car Pooling: If you need to car pool please meet at DC DrinkUp HQ (map) no later than 9:30 PM. The Metro will be closed after midnight so be sure to plan your return home!
Hashtag for all events: #DCDrinkUp and #MSL
NOTE: DC DrinkUp HQ (map) will be utilized as a staging area between the Air & Space Museum visit on Sunday and the MSL viewing. If you need to take a break from all of the exciting awesomeness or want somewhere to throw your stuff while up late at NASA HQ you’ll have the ability to do so.