The NASA Space Shuttle STS-133 launch is only 7 days, but the #NASATweetup starts in 6 days on Halloween at Kennedy Space Center. I was lucky enough to be invited to attend as one of the 150 selected from around the world to participate for Space Shuttle #STS133. We will tweeting behind the scenes and only 3 miles from the launch pad near the infamous countdown clock, and 3 miles closer than the public. What a super special treat to spend Halloween at NASA in the warm Florida weather and escape todays snow in Salt Lake City where Winter is is moving in..
STS-133 Launch Specifics:
- Date: Nov. 1, 2010
- Mission: STS-133
- Vehicle: Space Shuttle Discovery
- Site: Kennedy Space Center - Launch Pad 39A
- Time: 4:40 p.m. ET
Space Shuttle Info http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
Watch the launch live: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
NASA is considering STS-133 as the final flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery.
NASA Invites Reporters To Next Space Shuttle Launch And Tweetup
WASHINGTON -- At the next space shuttle launch, NASA will host 150 people from around the world and provide them with a behind-the-scenes perspective to share with their followers via the social networking service Twitter.
Participants at the NASA Tweetup on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 will tour Kennedy and meet with shuttle technicians, managers, engineers and astronauts. They also will get a demonstration of Robonaut, a human-like robot similar to the one that will be delivered to the space station with this mission. The Tweetup culminates with the viewing of the shuttle launch. At 2:15 p.m. EDT on Oct. 31, NASA will use UStream to broadcast an hour of the Tweetup program at:
People are expected to attend from 38 states, the District of Columbia, Australia, Canada, Chile, England, Japan, Latvia, New Zealand and the Philippines.
Tweetup participants are coming from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Attendees were selected randomly from more than 2,700 online registrations.
To follow the Tweetup participants on Twitter as they experience the prelaunch events and shuttle liftoff, follow the #NASATweetup hashtag and the list of attendees at:
NASA also has a website where anyone -- including those not on Twitter -- can follow along with the events:
Check out the official press kit: [PDF] http://bit.ly/b2pO6r
Follow me on Twitter for the play by play of the #NASATweetup with photos, video, and technical details of the launch @mrcadman.