NASA Tweetup at the Jet Propulsion Lab

by / Monday, 06 June 2011 / Published in Blog - Space Log

Are any of you fantastic Janet’s Planet fans on twitter? Today, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California is hosting an event called a “Tweetup” for some of its Twitter followers. While these folks had to register awhile back to attend in person, it’s not too late for you to attend the event, virtually that is. By following this link to the Twitter stream, you can see what all the buzz is about.

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There are four space missions launching this year and an asteroid belt encounter is nearly underway so 2011 is definitely an important one in the area of space and planetary exploration. The people attending the Tweetup will be given the chance to interact with JPL scientists and engineers to learn more about some upcoming missions, including Aquarius which studies salt in oceans. They will also learn more about Grail, a mission studying the moon’s field of gravity.

If you are using Twitter to follow along with the conversation, here are a couple more folks you might want to follow: @NASA and @NASAJPL, @MarsRovers, and @AsteroidWatch