More than 4,100 participants registered to win 150 slots to go behind the scenes at the Kennedy Space Center's press site for the final launch of space shuttle Endeavor on Friday, April 29, which is slated for 3:47 pm EDT. The lucky chosen will get to share their experiences with their more than 3.7 million combined followers through Twitter.
Starting Thursday, April 28, NASA will broadcast the portion of the Tweetup when participants get to talk with NASA's chief scientist Waleed Abdalati; Endeavour's flow director Dana M. Hutcherson; International Space Station associate program scientist Tara Ruttley; astronaut Clay Anderson; and principal investigator of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2, Sam Ting. The broadcast is available at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasatelevision.
This marks the fourth time NASA has invited its Twitter followers to experience a space shuttle launch and hosted Tweetup events.
Follow the Tweetup participants on Twitter as they experience the prelaunch events and shuttle liftoff, by following #NASATweetup and the list of attendees at http://twitter.com/nasatweetups/sts-134-launch. Connect with NASA on Twitter and other social networking sites by going to http://www.nasa.gov/connect.