NASA Announces Tweetup For Shuttle Endeavour's Final Lift Off

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March 9, 2011

Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
allard.beutel@nasa.gov 

Stephanie Schierholz
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
stephanie.schierholz@nasa.gov 

RELEASE: 11-069

NASA ANNOUNCES TWEETUP FOR SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR'S FINAL LIFT OFF

WASHINGTON -- NASA will give 150 of its Twitter followers an insider's 
look at the nation's space program and the opportunity to view a 
space shuttle launch in person. The fourth shuttle launch Tweetup, 
scheduled April 18-19, will be held at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in 
Florida.

Attendees will tour the center, view the shuttle launch and speak with 
NASA managers, astronauts, shuttle technicians and engineers. NASA 
randomly will select the participants from online registrations. 
Shuttle Endeavour is targeted to lift off from Kennedy on its mission 
to the International Space Station at 7:48 p.m. EDT on April 19. It 
will be Endeavour's final mission and the penultimate mission before 
the shuttles are retired.

"As the Space Shuttle Program draws to a close, it is important to 
NASA that people have the opportunity to experience a launch and 
share it with their friends, family and followers," said Stephanie 
Schierholz, social media manager at NASA Headquarters in Washington. 
"This is our fourth and very well could be our final shuttle launch 
Tweetup, so we're excited about making it a special experience."

Registration opens at noon on Monday, March 14, and closes at noon on 
Tuesday, March 15. For more information about the Tweetup and to sign 
up, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/tweetup

NASA will broadcast a portion of the April 18th event at: 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-hd-tv

Find all the ways to connect and collaborate with NASA at:

http://www.nasa.gov/connect

For more information about shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts134/index.html

To learn about other ways to view a shuttle launch, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/view 

	
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