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Atlantis broadcast their adventure on Twitter

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2009-05-12

Astronauts are giving a behind-the-scenes look at the space shuttle Atlantis's high-risk mission to service the Hubble telescope, thanks to micro-blogging sensation Twitter. Follow their expedition on FRANCE24.com.

Wish you were there? The crew on the road to Hubble have opened a Twitter account on which you can follow their expedition live from Space. Mike Massimino, one of the mission's specialists, already has 221,119 followers as a result of his giving Twitter updates during training in April in Houston.

"Next stop, Earth Orbit!!" Massimino -- whose Twitter account is Astro_Mike and can be found at Twitter.com/Astro_Mike -- wrote in his most recent tweet, posted just hours before takeoff. Youi can follow their adventure" via this article.




 

Date created : 2009-05-12

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