For the first time ever, an astronaut has tweeted from space.
Mike Massimino, a.k.a Astro_Mike, has tweeted while aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. His status update reads:
“From orbit: Launch was awesome!! I am feeling great, working hard, & enjoying the magnificent views, the adventure of a lifetime has begun!”
Astro_Mike is one of 7 astronauts that left Cape Canaveral on a maintenance mission to help repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
While on the trip, Massimino’s Twitter messages will bring to space travel a layer of transparency that we’ve not seen before.
Let’s hope that tile damage turns out to be a non-issue.
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