Category Archives: Tweetup experience

Mission Control: Mission Possible

Our next stop was the Christopher C. Kraft, Jr. Mission Control Center, or Building 30. It’s also know by its call sign: Houston. As in the first word spoken on the moon, “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” … Continue reading

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Stimulating Simulating

The fourth stop of the NASA Tweetup, after Building 16 (SAIL), the Rocket Park, and the Food Lab, was the main event: the space shuttle motion simulator at the Jake Garn Shuttle Simulator and Training Facility. The fixed shuttle simulator … Continue reading

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Fine, Change Planes in Dallas, You’re a Texan

I’ve been in Houston for less than 3 hours, but according to the wise words of Hank Hill, Texan extrodinaire, I’m a Texan. The first vehicle that drove by was a man in a pickup wearing a cowboy hat. A … Continue reading

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Watching A Live Launch vs. Flying a Simulated One

After watching the real thing from only a bone-shaking 3 miles away a little over a week ago, now I’m off to something a little better and a little worse. I get to try the shuttle simulator at Houston. A … Continue reading

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All STS-135 Tweetup Tweeps

Here is a group picture of all 150 STS-135 NASA Tweetup attendees. It was just after 7:00 so we appeared on several national morning news shows who were doing live shots of the countdown clock. I’m about four over from … Continue reading

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M&Ms in Space

M&M candies made special M&Ms for the shuttle launch and passed out samples to all of us at the Tweetup. They are red, gray, and blue, and have printed either a shuttle (orbiter), 3-2-1 liftoff, or  the date July 8, 2011. … Continue reading

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The Launch

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I have lots of things I want to post to share the last few days with you, but all you really want to see are launch pictures, right? Right.

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