NASA, Twitter and LeVar Burton

 - by KitchenPantryScientist

What do they have in common?  Read on…

I never win anything. Never.

But last week I got an email saying I’d won a coveted spot in NASA’s Tweet-up for STS-134.  In English, this means that I get to join 149 other lucky winners (including LeVar Burton of Star Trek/Reading Rainbow fame) to spend April 18th and 19th at Kennedy Space Center.  If all goes according to plan, my Twittermates and I will get to witness the final launch of space shuttle Endeavour as the sun sets over the Florida coast.

Even better, we get front row, “VIP” seats at the launch with the media and have our own tent with A.C. and WiFi where we can tweet away as we listen to amazing speakers from NASA and the shuttle program.

I’ll set up my blog so you can easily follow my tweets online here as I tour Kennedy Space Center and follow the events leading to the launch! Please feel free to email or tweet me any questions you have about the space program so I’ll have lots of good questions for the speakers!  If you’d prefer to follow me on Twitter, you can find me under KitchPantrySci.

I’ll be posting some fun propulsion experiments between now and then, so get ready to rocket! 

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