Monday, September 21, 2009

Join Us Sept. 24 for the STS-127 Space Shuttle Crew's Tweetup in Washington

Monday, September 21, 2009
Thanks for your interest in the Tweetup. Registration is now closed. Attendees will receive an e-mail with more details on the event.

NASA will host a Tweetup with space shuttle Endeavour's STS-127 crew from 3 to 5 p.m. EDT Sept. 24 at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The astronauts will discuss their recent mission to the International Space Station.

A Tweetup is an informal meeting of people who use the social messaging medium Twitter. This Tweetup is an opportunity to meet and speak with the STS-127 crew and the staff behind the tweets on @NASA. Plus, you'll get to mingle with other space-exploration-minded Tweeps.

The event will include a one-hour "meet and greet" session, followed by a presentation and a question and answer period with the astronauts.

Mark Polansky commanded the STS-127 crew, which included Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Christopher Cassidy, Tom Marshburn, Dave Wolf, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Julie Payette and Koichi Wakata, who returned on shuttle Endeavour after being aboard the station for more than three months. Polansky is known as @Astro_127 to those who followed the mission on Twitter.

During the flight, Polansky invited followers to submit video questions via YouTube that he answered from orbit. View the videos here.

The Tweetup can accommodate 190 people, and the spots will be allocated based on the order of registration. Once capacity for the event is reached, submissions no longer will be accepted. Those who successfully register will be notified by email prior to the event. Registrations are limited to two people per entry. If you can't make this Tweetup, don't despair; NASA is planning others in the near future at various agency locations.

Please note NASA Headquarters is a government facility. All Tweetup participants must be registered in advance. To be admitted, you will need to show a government-issued identification that matches the name provided on the registration. All registrants and guests must be at least 18 years old.

NASA Headquarters hosted a Tweetup with the STS-125 Hubble crew in July. Pictures from that event were posted on Flickr.

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