I Knew They Had Some Kind Of Agenda

Here is the agenda for the Tweetup, or what I’ll be doing on an hour-by-hour basis this Thursday and Friday. Moreover, what YOU the reader will be doing along with me. especially if you follow me on Twitter at @RennaW.   I’ll be updating Twitter all day long but may only update here sporadically, so Twitter is your best option to follow along.

Thursday, July 7

  • 9:00 a.m. – Welcome by @NASA team member John Yembrick
  • 9:05 a.m. – Meet the tweeps
  • 10:00 a.m. – Break
  • 10:30 a.m. – Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters (NASA TV starts http://www.ustream.tv/nasatelevision)
  • 10:50 a.m. – Elmo, Sesame Street (@SesameStreet) interacts with STS-109 and STS-125 Astronaut Mike Massimino (@Astro_Mike)
  • 11:10 a.m. – Massimino answers questions from the participants
  • 11:30 a.m. – Tracy Thumm (@ISS_Research) and Justin Kuglerm (@ISS_NatLab), International Space Station Program, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
  • 11:50 a.m. – Angie Brewer, space shuttle Atlantis’ flow director, Kennedy Space Center
  • 12:10 p.m. – Conclusion
  • 12:15 p.m. – Lunch break (on your own or a visit to the cafeteria)
  • 12:15 p.m. — Elsie Wiegel and Trent Perrotto escort tweeps to the cafeteria
  • 12:20 p.m. — Beth Beck and Sarah DeWitt escort tweeps to the cafeteria
  • 12:25 p.m. — Jason Townsend and Samone Faulkner escort tweeps to the cafeteria
  • 1:15 p.m. – Board buses for Launch Pad 39A to view the retraction of the Rotating Service Structure at 2 p.m.
  • 3:15 p.m. – Tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, including visits to the Apollo Saturn V Center and the Vehicle Assembly Building and a drive by the Launch Control Center, Mobile Launch Platform and Orbiter Processing Facility.
  • 6:00 p.m. – Return to the press site

Friday, July 8

  • 5:00 a.m. – Badges will get you in Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 Press Site;
  • 6:30 a.m. – Robotic Refueling Mission demonstration
  • 7:00 a.m. – Group picture beside the countdown clock
  • 7:05 a.m. – Astronaut Tony Antonelli, STS-119, STS-132
  • ~7:36 a.m. – STS-135 astronauts depart their crew quarters for Launch Pad 39A
  • ~7:40 a.m. – Tweetup participants (assembled along the road across from the Launch Control Center) wave to the crew as they drive by in the astrovan on their way to the launch pad
  • 8:00 a.m. – Bob Crippen, STS-1, STS-7, STS-41C, STS-41G
  • 8:30 a.m. – Lt. Col. Patrick Barrett, 45th Weather Squadron, U.S. Air Force
  • ~9:21 a.m. – Atlantis’ hatch is closed and latched for launch
  • 11:26 a.m.Launch of space shuttle Atlantis on the STS-135 mission
  • ~12:30 p.m. – Post-launch news conference on NASA TV

About rennawarren

I've won a spot for the STS-135 NASA Tweetup. I'm going to try to document the experience.
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