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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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Chris Hadfield Returns Home; 7 Other Astronauts To Follow On Twitter

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield was live-tweeting his experiences in outer space directly from the International Space Station for the past 146 days.

And now Hadfield has safely returned to Earth – much to the chagrin of his loyal Twitter following.

Don’t fret, outer-space-philes: here are 7 other astronauts you can follow on Twitter to get your galactic fix.

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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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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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