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CONTACT: Carol Adams
Wake County Resident is One of 150 Selected to Attend NASA Tweetup, April 28 – 29, 2011
NASA Twitter Followers Will Tweet Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Last Launch
Knightdale, NC (April 05, 2011) – NASA will bring together 150 Twitter followers to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a two-day Tweetup, April 28 – 29, 2011, during the final launch of space shuttle Endeavour. Wake County resident Carol Adams has been selected as one of 150 @NASA Twitter followers to attend and Tweet the event. Endeavour is targeted to launch on April 29 at 3:47 p.m. EDT on mission STS-134 to the International Space Station.
As a NASA Tweetup attendee, Adams and the other 149 Twitterers will interact with NASA shuttle technicians, engineers, astronauts, managers and NASA’s social media team as well as tour the Kennedy Space Center and view the shuttle launch from the media area. Attendees were selected through a lottery system in which more than 4,100 @NASA Twitter followers applied.
“Being selected for the NASA Tweetup is an incredible honor especially since the space shuttle program is winding down,” Adams said, “I remember watching the first steps on the moon as a child and now being asked to document this event is a dream come true! Being part of the NASA Tweetup means I’ll meet people who make the space shuttle program successful, and interact with fellow Tweetup attendees from all over the world. Through Twitter, I’ll be sharing the incredible experience with my followers by composing informative Tweets no longer than 140-characters and posting photos and videos.”
Adams is a long time resident of Knightdale. Adams will bring an everyday perspective to an extraordinary event. Follow her Tweets at twitter.com/caroladams1
NASA Tweetup attendees are traveling from across the U.S. and the globe to attend this historic event. A list of registered Twitter attendees can be found on the NASA Tweetup Twitter account: http://twitter.com/NASATweetup/sts-134-launch/members
Information about the NASA Tweetup can be viewed at http://www.nasa.gov/connect/tweetup/index.html
Note About Endeavour’s Launch Date
The date of Endeavour’s launch will be official after the Flight Readiness Review, scheduled for April 19. If the launch date moves or is delayed prior to April 29, NASA will make every attempt to adjust the Tweetup schedule accordingly to coincide with the launch.