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NASA Offering Launch Tweet-Up Contest

nasa_logoNASA, which has been trying to keep up with it’s social networking is offering a prize of a lifetime. 100 lucky NASA Twitter followers will spend two days at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, where they will be able tour of the space center, view the space shuttle launch in a VIP area, and talk one-on-one with shuttle technicians, engineers, astronauts and managers.

On Friday, October 16, at Noon EST, followers can register online and the first 100 completed applications will be awarded the trip and 50 people will be placed on a wait list. There is a catch however. Winners will have to pay for their own transportation to & from Kennedy Space Center, along with food and lodging. Thousands are expected to register, and those who don’t make it or can’t make it, NASA says not to worry because they are planning other Tweet-Up Events  in the near future at various agency locations across the U.S.

The Tweet Up will be on Space Shuttle Atlantis is expected to launch on Wed. Nov. 11 and Thurs. Nov. 12, which the launch at 4:04 EST on the second day. 

Astronaut Tim Kopra in August was the first person ever to tweet from space, and NASA says they are enjoying and are trying to expand on their social networking sites.  Twitter near has 150,000 followers and that number is growing daily. 

To register for the tweet up visit NASA’s website for all the details.

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