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NASA Announces Tweetup for Final Space Shuttle Launch

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NASA will invite 150 of its Twitter followers to view the final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis scheduled for July 8th. The mission, designated STS-135, is the last planned mission of the space shuttle program.

NASA Twitter tweetup bird

Winners will get to tour the Kennedy Space Center, meet NASA astronauts and engineers and view the launch of STS-135 from the Press Center.

“Inviting people to attend the last shuttle launch and share it with their friends, family and followers is one way NASA can enable more people to experience this historic event,” said Stephanie Schierholz, social media manager at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “While the Space Shuttle Program is drawing to a close, the NASA Tweetup also will give our followers a broader view of the agency’s diverse activities.”

Registration will begin at noon on June 1st and close at noon on June 2nd, though NASA says it may be pushed back if Shuttle Endeavour’s scheduled June 1st landing is delayed.

Visit the NASA tweetup page for more details.



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