NASA said today it will give 150 of its Twitter followers an inside look at its space program and the chance to view a space shuttle launch in person.
The third shuttle launch Tweetup, scheduled for October 31 through November 1, will take place at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
"With only two scheduled shuttle flights remaining, we want new audiences to experience the excitement of a launch," said Stephanie Schierholz, social media manager at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
"Our guests at the Tweetup then can share the experience with their followers around the world."
Attendees will tour the center, view the shuttle launch and speak with NASA managers, astronauts, shuttle technicians and engineers. NASA will randomly select 150 participants from online registrations. Shuttle Discovery is scheduled to lift off from Kennedy on its mission to the International Space Station at 4:40 p.m. EDT on November 1.
Registration opens at noon on Tuesday, August 24, and closes at noon on Wednesday, August 25.