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Twisst – ISS alerts through Twitter

April 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Heavens With Lamps has found this great service from NASA on Twitter…

Heavens With Lamps

I just got this Tweet.

Hi, Riseupyoursoul!

ISS will be visible passing at your location -weather permitting- on

April 11, 2012, 05:56:04 MUT

Is it a good one?
This time, the International Space Station will be flying over at 27 degrees. It will look like a very bright star (magnitude -2.0).

Where to look?
ISS will come up in the north and will be heading for southeast. This pass lasts about 5 minutes.

Your location
Your Twitter bio says you are here: “Mauritius”, which Twisst thinks is at these coordinates: -20.348404, 57.552151. More info: Twisst and locations.

Coming up
The next pass of ISS after this one: April 13, 2012, 05:39:40 MUT

Mauritians, Remember….The early bird gets the worm.

So what is Twisst?

Twisst – tweeting ISS passes near you

Seeing the International Space Station fly over your head is a magical experience.

It crosses your sky often…

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NASA Invites 150 Lucky Twitter Followers To Launch Of Mars Rover

November 16, 2011 Leave a comment

NASA has invited 150 followers of the agency’s Twitter account to a two-day launch Tweetup on Nov. 23 and 25 at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The Tweetup is expected to culminate in the launch of the Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity rover aboard an Atlas V rocket from nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

The launch window is scheduled to open at 10:25 a.m. EST on Nov. 25. Curiosity’s arrival at Mars is anticipated in August 2012 near Gale Crater. During the nearly two-year prime mission, the rover will investigate whether a selected area of Mars offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life and preserved that evidence, if it existed.

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/nov/HQ_11-387_Curiosity_Tweetup.html

NASA Invites Twitter Fans To A Tweetup At Langley Research Center

October 11, 2011 Leave a comment

NASA is inviting its Twitter followers to register for a Tweetup and behind-the-scenes tour of the agency’s first laboratory, NASA’s Langley Research Center. NASA will host 50 social media guests from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Hampton, Va., facility.

The Tweetup will give participants the chance to have lunch with an astronaut, interact with NASA experts, and tour a wind tunnel, lunar habitat concept and the historic Landing and Impact Research Facility, where Neil Armstrong trained to land on the moon.

Established in 1917, Langley’s current role at NASA includes aviation, science and space research. Langley researchers are testing space capsules for water landings, developing technologies to make aircraft faster, quieter, safer and greener, and studying Earth’s atmosphere to understand global climate change.

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/oct/HQ_11-340_langley_tweetup.html

NASA Announces California Tweetup To Tour Airborne Observatory

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

NASA will host a Tweetup for 50 of its Twitter followers on Oct. 14 at the agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. The Tweetup includes a tour of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft, which will visit Ames.

SOFIA is a highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft that carries a telescope with a 100-inch reflecting mirror to conduct astronomy research not possible with ground-based telescopes. SOFIA is housed at NASA’s Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif.

In addition to climbing aboard SOFIA, the Tweetup guests will speak with NASA officials, managers and SOFIA scientists. The Tweetup will include a session where participants can mingle with fellow Tweeps and the staff behind the tweets on @NASA, @NASAAmes and @SOFIATelescope.

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/sep/HQ_11-325_SOFIA_Tweetup.html

NASA Invites 150 Lucky Twitter Followers to Launch of Lunar Spacecraft

September 2, 2011 Leave a comment

NASA has invited 150 followers of the agency’s Twitter account to a two-day launch Tweetup Sept. 7-8. The Tweetup is expected to culminate in the launch of the twin lunar-bound GRAIL spacecraft aboard a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The launch is targeted for 8:37 a.m. EDT on Sept. 8. The two GRAIL spacecraft will fly in tandem orbits around the moon for several months to measure its gravity field in unprecedented detail from crust to core. The mission also will answer longstanding questions about the moon and provide scientists with a better understanding of how Earth and other rocky planets in the solar system formed.

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/sep/HQ_11-285_GRAIL_Tweetup.html