My second day of the NASA Tweetup event is starting and I am still tired from yesterdays non-stops events and presentations. We visited the sleeping giant Space Shuttle Discovery last night as well as the Saturn & Apollo museum. We also go to see speakers such as top NASA employees, astronauts, and the Twitter VP who just happened to be sitting next to me at a table and quite open to discussions about social media.
Today’s Schedule is another visit the Space Shuttle Discovery STS-133 on Launchpad 39A where she is preparing for her last and final mission and due to launch at 3:52PM EDT tomorrow November 3rd 2010.
I am posting photos to my Flickr Stream.
The Twitter account for the Tweetup is @NASATweetup. You can view the list of attendees at http://twitter.com/nasatweetup/sts-133-launch. The hashtag for the event is #NASATweetup. You also can follow along in NASA's Buzzroom at: http://buzzroom.nasa.gov.
STS-133 Mission page: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts133/index.html
Tuesday Nov. 2
10 a.m. Countdown enters 13 hour, 27 minute hold at T-11 hour mark
10:30 a.m. NASA TV: Countdown Status Briefing
2 p.m. Communication system activation begins
2:30 p.m. Mission Control ascent team on console for L-1 briefing with Discovery crew
3 p.m. Flight crew equipment “late stow”
7 p.m. NASA TV: Rotating Service Structure rolled back to reveal shuttle Discovery
8:30 p.m. Ascent switch list verification
9:15 p.m. Discovery crew sleep
10:30 p.m. Astronaut Support Personnel cockpit configuration
11:27 p.m. Countdown resumes at the T-11 hour mark
The complete STS-133 NASA Television schedule: http://www.nasa.gov/shuttletv
I have all my fingers and toes crossed for the launch as it has been delayed two days so far and if it is delayed again I will not be able to stay and see it. This has been an amazing event so far with great people. I am thankful for the opportunity to win the golden ticket so to speak and attend the event. Attendees of the NASATweetup do pay for all of their costs to attend.
This event really feels like a dream and makes you feel so proud to see the dedication and amazing engineering to get complex vehicles to the moon and space.