Astronauts from outer space can now send steady stream of “tweets,” and NASA is inviting the public to ask questions to astronaut who are now in space via popular micro-blogging service the Twitter.
The US space agency said astronaut Mike Massimino at Mission Control in Houston, Texas, will relay questions submitted over the next few days to the crew of Endeavor.
They will be answered during a live 20-minute question-and-answer session beginning at 3:24 am (0824 GMT) on February 11 which will also be shown on the Web and on NASA Television, NASA said.
You can send your questions to astronaut Mike Massimino’s Twitter feed at @astro_Mike.
The Endeavor and its crew is scheduled to be off Sunday on a mission to the International Space Station, where two other astronauts, Timothy “TJ” Creamer, a NASA flight engineer, and Japan’s Soichi Noguchi, have been “tweeting” regularly.
The twitter accounts of two astronauts are @Astro_TJ for JJ Creamer’s and @Astro_Soichi for astronaut Soichi Noguchi.
Besides from the regular 140-character-or-less ‚Äútweets‚Äù, Noguchi has been using Twitpic to send spectacular pictures of Earth as seen from space, including views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Fuji and other landmarks.
If remembered, TJ Creamer sent the first live “tweet” from space two weeks ago after getting a personal Web connection on the International Space Station.
Previous “tweets” from space were actually sent via email to the ground and support personnel posted them to Twitter accounts.
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