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NASA Hosts Tweetup During Upcoming Space Shuttle Mission

By SpaceRef Editor
October 26, 2010
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NASA Hosts Tweetup During Upcoming Space Shuttle Mission

HOUSTON — NASA will give 50 Twitter followers the opportunity to go inside the heart of a space shuttle mission during a Tweetup Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center. Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to launch on an 11-day mission to the International Space Station on Nov. 1 at 4:40 p.m. EDT.

Tweetup participants will tour the center; view mission control and astronauts’ training facilities; and speak with managers, flight directors, trainers and astronauts. The participants also will meet the team behind the tweets on @NASA and @NASA_Johnson.

“The Tweetup attendees will get to visit the home of mission control during one of the last two scheduled shuttle flights,” said Stephanie Schierholz, social media manager at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “In addition, they will get to share their experience of the excitement of human spaceflight with their followers around the world.”

Registration opens at 10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 26, and closes at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28. NASA will select participants randomly from those who register online. For more information about the Tweetup and to sign up, visit:

Astronaut Nicole Stott, one of the crew members on Discovery’s mission to the space station, will be posting tweets about the mission. To follow her on Twitter, visit:

In addition to this mission Tweetup, NASA has invited 150 Twitter followers to a two-day event Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 for the launch of shuttle Discovery. To follow the participants as they experience the launch at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, visit:

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For more information about space shuttle Discovery’s STS-133 mission, visit:

For more information about the space station, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.