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NASA Astronaut Class Of 2013 Application Included Writing A Tweet

Discovery News shared this week that aspiring NASA astronauts were asked to write a Twitter post, a limerick, or a haiku as part of their NASA applications.

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Q&A With NASA Astronaut TJ Creamer, Who Sent The First Tweet From Outer Space

On January 22, 2010, NASA astronaut TJ Creamer made history.

Of the more than 500 astronauts and cosmonauts who have been into outer space, only one was the first to connect to the Internet and tweet from 250 miles above Earth. That’s TJ.

We shared with you yesterday the cool news that Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield was tweeting live form outer space last week with William Shatner, a.k.a. Captain Kirk. That technology was made possible by TJ’s groundbreaking tweet in 2010.

We had the opportunity to get some intel about the experience from the man himself.

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What’s The First Thing NASA’s Humanoid Robot Does After Waking Up? Starts Tweeting, Of Course

He’s only a few months old, and already he’s a Twitter fiend. NASA’s Robonaut 2 helper droid has finally been “unboxed” after months in a crate on the International Space Station, and one of the first things he did after achieving his freedom was send out a tweet.
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NASA Invites Twitter Users To Watch Jupiter-Bound Spacecraft Launch

If you’re a space geek, tune in tomorrow at 10:30am ET to listen in on the conversation between some lucky NASA Twitter followers and the NASA team involved in Friday’s launch of a Jupiter-bound spacecraft.
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Think You Can Pilot The Space Shuttle? 30 @NASA Followers Given Chance To Test Their Skills

NASA is very active on Twitter and uses the platform in a variety of ways to engage their audience and drive awareness of the space program.

Back in April they hooked up with Twitter directly to launch a new campaign on the network, and NASA regularly holds tweet-ups for its 1.2 million followers, several of which have included live attendance of an actual space shuttle launch.

Now, 30 lucky @NASA fans can grab another once-in-a-lifetime prize – a chance to pilot the space shuttle!

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NASA Astronaut Live-Tweets From Space In The First Hashtag Chat Of Its Kind

Sure, maybe no one can hear you scream in space, but they’ll definitely listen when you start tweeting. NASA astronaut Ron Garan spent about an hour on Sunday answering people’s questions from within the International Space Station as it floated above the Earth.
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Thanks To @NASA, 150 Twitter Fans Get To See Final Space Shuttle Launch In Person This Friday

This Friday, April 29, the space shuttle Endeavour blasts off for the last time, in its 25th and final mission.

Endeavour was the fifth and final space shuttle to be built, and the launch on Friday will be the penultimate space shuttle flight. Space shuttle Atlantis, due to take off on June 28, 2011, will be the final mission before the space shuttle program is officially retired after 30 years of service.

And thanks to a special giveaway on Twitter by @NASA, 150 lucky Twitter fans have bagged a once-in-a-lifetime prize.

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NASA Launches Space Campaign On Twitter

Over on the official blog, there’s an announcement about a new campaign from NASA on Twitter, which includes access to astronauts, competitions and more.

Using various Twitter accounts, NASA is giving the world easy-access to their once-exclusive world, offering a look into the science, discovery and everyday life at an agency established in 1958–before most people even had color televisions. (Can you imagine?)

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Social Media Savvy Astronaut to Host DC Tweetup

He was the first person to check-in from space. He’s posted pictures of the earth as seen from the International Space Station on his Twitter account. And with almost 100,000 followers, he’s the most popular astronaut on Twitter. NASA’s Doug Wheelock will be hosting an informal Tweetup in DC in the coming weeks to discuss his adventures in space and social media, and NASA wants you to come.
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Japan to Launch Tweeting Robot into Space

Japan is contemplating sending a humanoid robot into space who will monitor the astronauts’ health, space station conditions, and tweet it all back to Earth.
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