Space Shuttle to Earth, via Twitter

TwitterThe STS-125 joined the realm of social networking and micro-blogging as astronaut Michael J. Massimino used Twitter not just to document the training and preparations for the mission, he sent Tweets from space. Followers on Twitters could read status updates of what astronauts were doing, from every space walk to what meals they were having. It was bringing space travel to the masses like never before.

The first Tweet sent from space read:

“From orbit: Launch was awesome!! I am feeling great, working hard, & enjoying the magnificent views, the adventure of a lifetime has begun!”

We couldn’t have said it better.

Follow future missions and other NASA activities on Twitter here (the Space Shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to launch this Saturday on STS-127 to the International Space Station).

Then follow us on Twitter here.

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