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2010-02-05 08:10:00

The Twitterverse and universe will converge during space shuttle Endeavour's upcoming mission to the International Space Station. NASA is inviting the public to send questions for the astronauts via Twitter and have them answered live from space. Astronaut Mike Massimino will be accepting questions for the crew from the public via his Twitter account until Thursday, Feb. 11. Massimino will be a shuttle Capcom, or spacecraft communicator, at NASA's Mission Control in Houston during Endeavour's...

2010-02-04 15:21:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Twitterverse and universe will converge during space shuttle Endeavour's upcoming mission to the International Space Station. NASA is inviting the public to send questions for the astronauts via Twitter and have them answered live from space. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Astronaut Mike Massimino will be accepting questions for the crew from the public via his Twitter account until Thursday, Feb. 11....

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2009-10-03 07:00:00

The first astronaut to tweet from space has passed another social media milestone. NASA's Mike Massimino, known as @Astro_Mike on Twitter, now shares his daily experiences with more than a million followers on the micro-blogging service. Massimino flew in May aboard the final space shuttle mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. He began a Twitter account about a month before his launch, provided updates throughout his time in orbit and continues to tweet about his post-flight...

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2009-06-03 13:39:21

In the Twitter world it is said, "In space, no one can hear you tweet." Astronaut Mike Massimino dismissed this notion a few weeks ago on his 13-day trip aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis when he sent the first tweet from space. Massimino is known as Astro_Mike to more than 360,000 people who followed his STS-125 space flight on twitter.com. The crew of STS-125 paid a final visit to the Hubble Space Telescope to enhance the observatory's capabilities and extend its life. During the mission,...

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2009-05-29 17:25:00

Take one space shuttle, seven highly trained astronauts, tons of equipment, and one legendary orbiting telescope and you have the 5.3 million-mile odyssey that was the final servicing mission for NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. After months of training and a seven-month postponement, the STS-125 crew's mission got under way with an on-time launch into a brilliant-blue Florida sky. The May 11, 2009, liftoff of space shuttle Atlantis took place at 2:01 p.m. EDT from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's...

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2009-05-29 16:15:00

Astronaut Mike Massimino will be available Wednesday, June 3, for media satellite interviews and questions from the public via a special interactive Internet appearance. He will discuss his space shuttle flight after returning to Earth May 24 following shuttle Atlantis' successful servicing mission to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Massimino will make an interactive Web appearance and answer questions from the public via Twitter from 3 to 4 p.m. CDT. He will be available for media interviews...

2009-04-06 13:14:00

HOUSTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Mike Massimino is using Twitter to provide a unique, behind the scenes peek at the last weeks of his training for the fifth and final shuttle servicing mission to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Massimino, whose Twitter username is Astro_Mike (@Astro_Mike), will fly aboard space shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist and spacewalker during the STS-125 mission, targeted...

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2009-04-06 15:40:14

NASA astronaut Mike Massimino is using Twitter to provide a unique, behind the scenes peek at the last weeks of his training for the fifth and final shuttle servicing mission to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Massimino, whose Twitter username is Astro_Mike (@Astro_Mike), will fly aboard space shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist and spacewalker during the STS-125 mission, targeted to launch May 12. Atlantis' 11-day flight will include five spacewalks to refurbish and upgrade Hubble with...


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