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NASA Hosts STS-125 Space Shuttle Crew Tweetup in Washington

By SpaceRef Editor
June 25, 2009
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NASA Hosts STS-125 Space Shuttle Crew Tweetup in Washington

Join Us July 21 for the STS-125 Space Shuttle Crew’s Tweetup in Washington!
Advance registration is required.

NASA will host a Tweetup with space shuttle Atlantis’ STS-125 crew July 21 at the agency’s headquarters building in Washington. The astronauts will discuss their recent servicing mission to NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

A Tweetup is an informal meeting of people who use the social messaging medium Twitter. This Tweetup is an opportunity to meet and speak with the STS-125 crew and the staff behind the tweets on @NASA. Plus, you’ll get to mingle with other space-exploration-minded Tweeps.

The event will include a one-hour “meet and greet” session, followed by a presentation and a question and answer period with the astronauts. Scott Altman commanded the STS-125 crew, which included Pilot Gregory C. Johnson and Mission Specialists Megan McArthur, John Grunsfeld, Mike Massimino, Andrew Feustel and Michael Good. Massimino is known as @Astro_Mike to more than 500,000 people who followed the mission on Twitter.

Space is limited and advance registration is mandatory. Submissions will be accepted on this Web page beginning at 10 a.m. EDT on July 1. The Tweetup can accommodate 190 people, and the spots will be allocated based on the order of registration. Once capacity for the event is reached, submissions no longer will be accepted. Those who successfully register will be notified by email prior to the event. Registrations are limited to two people per entry. If you can’t make this Tweetup, don’t despair; NASA is planning others in the near future at various agency locations.

NASA Headquarters is a secure federal facility. On the date of the Tweetup, participants must bring valid government-issued photo identification (driver’s license or passport). Those without proper identification cannot be admitted.

Have a question? Need more information? Help is available by sending an email to

Come back to this Web page at 10 a.m. EDT on July 1 to sign up.

SpaceRef staff editor.