Nerd spring break: NASA Tweetup (via Rob Pegoraro)

First of all, sorry it’s been a while since my last post. Anyway, while browsing Freshly Pressed for some posts to comment on, I found this cool post. Basically, this guy was selected out of a massive number of Tweeters to go see the last space shuttle launch up close (right next to the countdown clock you’ve seen on TV). I’ve reblogged the post below.

Nerd spring break: NASA Tweetup I have had this afternoon’s flight on my calendar for 30 years, in one form or another: I’m going to Florida to see a space shuttle launch. I woke up absurdly early on an April morning in 1981 to watch the TV broadcast of Columbia’s liftoff. Witnessing that in person wasn’t something that a 10-year-old boy would necessarily imagine doing next, but it wasn’t too many years later that one of my best friends in grade school got to see a launch. The … Read More

via Rob Pegoraro

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