NASA Invites Twitter Followers To Space Shuttle Launch

    October 14, 2009

NASA is inviting its Twitter followers to view a space shuttle launch in person at its Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA is hosting the Tweetup on November 11 and 12. The space shuttle Atlantis is set to launch at 4:04 p.m. EST, November 12 on its mission to the International Space Station.

NASA will invite the first 100 people who sign up online. An additional 50 will be added to a waiting list. Registration opens at noon EDT on Friday, October 16.

NASA Shuttle

Those who enter will be responsible for their own travel expenses including transportation, food and lodging. Once on-site NASA will provide transportation at the Kennedy Space Center.

Twitter Followers to NASA Shuttle Launch

The two-day event will allow NASA Twitter followers to take a tour of the Kennedy Space Center, view the space shuttle launch, and talk with shuttle technicians, engineers, astronauts and managers.

The Tweetup will include a "meet and great" session to allow participants to mingle with other Twitter users and the staff behind the NASA tweets.

"This will be NASA’s fifth Tweetup for our Twitter community," said Michael Cabbage, director of the News Services division at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

"Each event has provided our followers with inside access to NASA personnel, including astronauts. The goal of this particular Tweetup is to share the excitement of a shuttle launch with a new audience."