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The First Tweet From Space

September 20, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

The first words man spoke on the moon were  by Neil Armstrong: “That’s one big step for mankind.”

May 12th, 2009, the first tweet from space was from  NASA Astronaut Michael J. Massimino, or @Astro_Mike, and it read “From orbit: Launch was awesome!! I am feeling great, working hard, & enjoying the magnificent views, the adventure of a lifetime has begun!”

Of course  this tweet came to my attention upon watching SNL, when they were doing their news story skit, and they pointed out that man has come a long way from “That’s one big step for mankind” to “Launch was awesome!”.  What awe-inspiring words.

Massimino now has over 235,000 followers on Twitter, and is the best publicity NASA has gotten in a long time.

What’s next? The first facebook status from space? Or did I miss that one too? How about the first tweet within a volcano?  How many people that can recite this tweet, actually know why he was in space to begin with?  Socety is so easily amused and awe-stricken. 

The First Tweet From Space

The First Tweet From Space

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