140 Characters from Space: NASA on Twitter

Remember Timothy Creamer, the astronaut who sent the first Tweet from space in January 2010? Creamer’s bosses at NASA are embracing Twitter with weightless enthusiasm, and the 140-character service responded in kind, pushing the government agency’s accounts in a post on the Twitter Blog:

Remember Timothy Creamer, the astronaut who sent the first Tweet from space in January 2010? Creamer’s bosses at NASA are embracing Twitter with weightless enthusiasm, and the 140-character service responded in kind, pushing the government agency’s accounts in a post on the Twitter Blog:

Using various Twitter accounts, NASA is giving the world easy-access to its once-exclusive world, offering a look into the science, discovery, and everyday life at an agency established in 1958 — before most people even had color televisions. (Can you imagine?)

By following NASA and its astronauts on Twitter, you can win tickets to Space Shuttle Tweetups (there happens to be one planned for the launch this month), learn about the latest discoveries, and ask them inquisitive questions like, “Why is that funny dance move called the moonwalk?”

Follow @NASA and check out these related accounts you may also find interesting:

Science Resources (see more in our Browse Interests list here): @Neiltyson, @WiredScience, @AstronomyNow, @Cool_Cosmos, @NSF, @ProfBrianCox, @Discovery, @MythBusters.

Tweeting from Space: @CassiniSaturn, @Astro_Cady, @Astro_Paolo, @Astro_Ron, @Virgin_Galactic, @NASAWebbTelescp.

Happy moonwalking!