NASA Invites Reporters To Next Space Shuttle Launch And Tweetups

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. Reporters are invited to cover the
NASA Tweetup and the liftoff of shuttle Atlantis, targeted for 2:20
p.m. EDT on May 14, from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in

To cover the launch on-site, U.S. reporters must request credentials
from Kennedy by May 2. Media representatives should submit requests
online at:


Participants at the NASA Tweetup on May 13 and 14 will meet with
shuttle technicians, managers, engineers and astronauts, take a tour
of Kennedy and view the shuttle launch. People are expected to attend
from more than 30 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the
Netherlands, New Zealand and England. Attendees were randomly
selected from more than 1,000 online registrations. To follow the

Tweetup participants as they experience the prelaunch events and
shuttle liftoff, visit:


NASA will host an additional Tweetup May 19 at the agency's Johnson
Space Center in Houston to provide a different perspective of shuttle
mission operations. At Johnson, participants will tour the center,
view mission control and astronauts' training facilities, and speak
with managers, flight directors, trainers and astronauts.
Registration to participate in the Johnson Tweetup opens at 10 a.m.
Friday, April 30, and closes at 10 a.m. Monday, May 3. To register,


To follow NASA on Twitter, visit:


For more information about the space shuttle Atlantis STS-132 mission,


Source: NASA

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