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Welcome Discovery NASA Social

This was the second NASA Social, previously NASA Tweetup, that Aeroseums has attended. It occurred April 19th 2012 in Washington, DC. NASA has stepped up in the last few years their outreach to encourage those interested in all aspects of NASA’s mission to come to events and learn more. For this privilege participants are encouraged to simply communicate their experience on the social networks they use anyway.  NASA originally called them NASA Tweetups. They have recently renamed them to NASA Social due to the use of other social media networks such as Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Flickr, etc. Read More…

Spytacular Tweetup at the Cosmosphere

Spytacular BadgeFirst for those of you who don’t know what is a Tweetup, it is an event organized by people with a like interest or organizations in order to share a common experience and communicate that experience to others. The name comes from the use of the social network Twitter. One of the largest aerospace users of Tweetups has been NASA Originally called a NASA Tweetup they have recently renamed them to NASA Social due to the use of other social media networks such as Face Book, Google+, Pinterest, etc.

The main draw for this tweet up was the gathering of SR-71 Blackbird crew at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center where the crews gave talks and hung out under the SR-71 answering questions from the public. Read More…

Being Present at History

On a cool dark night the Aeroseums team gathered along with 40+ other lucky invites to witness history, the final touchdown of a Space Shuttle. We had been selected as part of NASA PR’s new program called a NASA TweetUp. This event selected 50 people randomly from applications submitted over the social networking service Twitter. The people selected where from all walks of life; educators, IT, bloggers, engineers, and so on. We all shared one thing in common, an excitement about space.

After a long set of flights from Appleton (KATW) to Orlando (KMCO) then a drive to the space coast we hit out hotel only long enough for a short nap and get the electronics ready. Next up was short drive to the PR office at Kennedy Space Center, a long wait hanging out with some cool space junkies and the bus ride out to the landing site. All in all about 3 hours of waiting and constantly thinking and reminiscing about the Space Shuttle program then knowing that very shortly we would be present at a moment in history.

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