Press Release

Media Invited to NASA Langley Research Center’s First Tweetup

By SpaceRef Editor
November 3, 2011
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Journalists are welcome to join NASA Langley and 50 of its Twitter followers for the Center’s first Tweetup on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A Tweetup is an informal meeting of people who use the social messaging medium Twitter. NASA Tweetups provide followers the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at NASA facilities and events.

NASA enthusiasts from across the country were randomly selected for the Tweetup several weeks ago. During the Langley event participants will interact with NASA experts; have lunch with an astronaut; and tour the hangar, a wind tunnel, a lunar habitat concept and the historic Landing and Impact Research Facility where Neil Armstrong trained to land on the moon. This event is not open to the general public.

Established in 1917, Langley’s current role at NASA includes aviation, science and space research. Langley researchers are testing space capsules for water landings, developing technologies to make aircraft faster, quieter, safer and greener, and studying Earth’s atmosphere to understand global climate change.

For more information about the Tweetup: http://www.nasa.gov/tweetup

For more information about NASA’s Langley Research Center, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/langley

SpaceRef staff editor.