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NASA Hosts Long-Distance Tweetup With Astronauts on Space Station

October 2, 2009

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — For the first time, NASA’s Twitter followers will have the opportunity to directly talk live with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. NASA is hosting this unique Tweetup for 35 people from 10 a.m. to noon EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, in Washington.

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NASA Television and the agency’s Web site will provide live coverage of the Tweetup.

NASA Twitter followers in attendance at the Tweetup will have the opportunity to ask space station crew members Nicole Stott and Jeff Williams questions about what life is like in space during a 20-minute downlink. Williams’ Twitter username is @Astro_Jeff, and Stott’s is @Astro_Nicole. The event will include a “meet and greet” session to allow participants to mingle with a former station astronaut and the staff behind the tweets on @NASA.

For more information about the Tweetup, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/tweetup

For NASA TV streaming video, schedules and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

To follow NASA, Williams, Stott and other NASA programs on Twitter visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/collaborate

For more information about Stott, Williams and the space station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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