If you would like all the updated social media news on the latest NASA space shuttle launch, scheduled for Monday, April 5 at 6:21 a.m. EDT, plus where to go for live streaming, look no further. Monday will see lift-off for the space shuttle Discovery on its STS-131 mission to the International Space Station.
It’s interesting to see NASA keeping up with the times and using blogs and Twitter to issue information to interested observers. A countdown to the launch on the NASA blog will begin on April 5 at 1:15 a.m. EDT. The blog is the leading source of Internet information leading up to the launch, and also during the mission, if you go to the NASA shuttle Web site you can get all the latest news and watch the live spacewalks.
Meanwhile, there’ll also be a Twitter NASA Newsfeed, right through from the time up to the launch, during the mission and at the landing. Two of the astronauts on Discovery, mission specialists Clayton Anderson and Naoko Yamazaki are currently tweeting during training, and also plan to tweet throughout the mission. Click on the links to follow them.
Lastly, if it’s live streaming you’re after, click on this NASA TV link, to see all that’s going on. It still seems incredible to me that we have astronauts tweeting from orbit, but what do you think? Will you be following Anderson and Yamazaki? It’s an amazing opportunity to get the news as it happens.
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