My name is Renna Warren. I’m a chemical engineer living in Knoxville, TN. I’ve won a spot at the STS-135 NASA Tweetup. That means that I and 149 others will tour some exciting places, meet people involved in the final launch of the Space Shuttle program, and snag some great seats 3 miles from the pad for the launch. Technically, NASA would like us to use those great press viewing area seats to report back, via twitter or something else, our shuttle launch experience. We’ll have wifi, tables, powerstrips. While some of my fellow Tweeters may be almost like real journalists, I feel more like I’m just playing at being a rocket scientist and a journalist at the same time.

Although I’ll be posting to Twitter and Facebook, I’ve created this blog to document all the experiences of the STS-135 NASA Tweetup in one place.

Update: I have now won a second NASA Tweetup, at Johnson Space Center in Houston on July 19, 2011. “My” shuttle Atlantis will still be in orbit while I get to test drive the shuttle simulator and meet NASA personnel at Houston.

I’m also on the wait-list for the Juno launch tweetup in August, but surely no one is THAT lucky.


3 Responses to About

  1. modcuda says:


    I’m excited that you’re a tweep for STS-135; I used to work for NASA at KSC from ’85-’89, and am an Engineer in Oak Ridge, too. I was one of the 5500 who signed up for a tweep spot, but am proud to be a #nasatweetupreject. 🙂

    I did go down to see OV-104 for STS-129 in Nov ’09; a former co-worker of mine who is still at KSC got tickets so we could see it from the Banana River VIP site. My husband had never experienced a launch before, so it was really great!

    I look forward to reading about your experience. Thanks for creating this blog.
    Julie Choate Moore

  2. This is very cool! Congratulations!


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