Tweeting from Space

NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, may have not been the first person in space or on the moon. He was the first person to use the social networking site Twitter from space. One short message for man, one tweet for mankind. His tweet from outer spaces reads as follows.

From orbit: Launch was awesome!! I am feeling great, working hard, & enjoying the magnificent views, the adventure of a lifetime has begun!

As of date, Astronaut Mike Massimino has over 1.3 million followers. NASA’s official verified account lists 19 astronauts on Twitter, including astronaut Jose Hernandez. Astronaut Jose Hernandez was the first person to tweet from space in English and Spanish. As a Mexican-American, Joe Hernandez, tweets in both English and Spanish about his training and experience. Here is his first tweet from space.

Settling in and realizing my dream… Micro G is great. Finished setting up the computers and ready for bed! Don’t need pillow!

A minute later, he tweeted in Spanish.

Espero la cosecha de mi sueno sirva como inspiracion a todos! Acabo de configurar las computadoras. Buenas noches!

Current NASA astro twitterers include TJ Creamer, Soichi Noguichi, and Jeff Williams. Astronaut Soichi Noguichi is a currently in space on the International Space Station and is the most prolific twitterer. Many of his numerous tweets include twitpics from pictures he has taken from space. Seeing his profile page on twitpic is just awe inspiring.

Glacier Lake in Southern Patagonia

Glacier Lake in Southern Patagonia

Southern Alps of New Zealand

Southern Alps of New Zealand

Images by Astro Soichi

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