Space Related Twitter Accounts

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See also, list of twitter accounts: Official NASA | ...sorted by followers | Space Related (all others) | ...sorted by followers | NOAA
List on this twitter page:!/tweetupspace/space-related/members
Total on this page: 151

This page is for twitter accounts that are not official NASA accounts. For example, companies and space contractors, private space (like @spacexer) and so on.


Commercial Space

See also @flyingjenny's list here:!/flyingjenny/space-entities/members
Total in this list: 14

Private/commercial space is comprised of non-governmental entities that currently offer – or are planning to offer – equipment and services geared towards spaceflight, both robotic and human spaceflight. For more info, see List of private spaceflight companies (Wikipedia)

@BoeingDefense  Boeing Defense, Space & Security provides technologies that connect and protect, from the battlespace to outer space to cyberspace.
@MastenSpace  Who are we? We build and fly reusable launch vehicles. It's an awesome job and amazing technology. Follow us for awesome videos and news. We fly.
@OrbitalSciences  Orbital Sciences of Dulles, Virginia.
@SpaceAdventures  Vienna, VA The world’s premier private space exploration company.
@SpacePort_NM  Spaceport America - The world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport.
@SpaceX  SpaceX is the future of space. Founded by Elon Musk, we design/manufacture/launch the American rockets & spacecraft revolutionizing space transportation.
@SpaceXMissions  Official play-by-play for SpaceX webcasts. For regular updates, follow SpaceX @SpaceXer
@TheNASTARCenter  Southampton, PA, ETC's NASTAR Center is the premier air and space training, research, and education facility in the world. Our mission is to optimize human performance in extreme environments.
@ULALaunch  Denver, CO, United Launch Alliance. Atlas V, Delta II, and Delta IV launch vehicles.
@UnRocket  Unreasonable Rocket
@VirginGalactic  The world's first commercial spaceline.
@SpaceAngels  Space Angels Network, USA, Premier source of aerospace dealflow for investors and of early-stage capital for aerospace-related ventures.
@GoZeroG  ZERO-G, Vienna, VA, a privately held space entertainment and tourism company

US Military Space & Other Government

Total in this list: 7
@45thSpaceWing  The Official Patrick Air Force Base Twitter - News from Cape Canaveral, the Eastern Range and Patrick! Bringing space to you!
@AFSpace  Official Air Force Space Command Twitter: Stay up to date on all things AF Space!
@100YSS  100 Year Starship™, DARPA's 100 Year Starship™ Study seeks to develop a sustainable model for long-term, private-sector investment into disciplines needed for interstellar travel.
@usnoaagov  NOAA provides science, service, and stewardship to protect life and property and conserve and protect natural resources.
@usnoaagov_ospo  NOAA Satellites, Suitland, MD, NOAA Satellite and Information Service - The Office of Satellite and Product Operations highlights satellite imagery, hazard products, direct services, etc.
@TeamAFRL  Air Force Research Laboratory
@AFOSR  Arlington, VA, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) is the basic research component of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).


@SurreyNanosats  Surrey Nanosats, Guildford, Surrey, UK, Join us getting geeky about STRaND-1: our smartphone nanosatellite we can’t wait to launch. Don’t miss our #SpaceApp contest on FB -Your app could fly in space!
@SurreySat  Surrey Satellites, Guildford, UK, Changing the Economics of Space - SSTL is the World's premier small satellite manufacturer

SpaceUp Accounts

Total in this list: 9

SpaceUp is an unconference for space, here are all the accounts. See

@SpaceUpConf  an unconference for space enthusiasts
@SpaceUpBHM  Birmingham, AL, USA Tweeting the SpaceUp Birmingham!
@SpaceUpDC  Washington, DC, USA, Hello DC. Join us for great talks on robots, nuclear rockets, & whether getting a haircut in space is worth the effort. Inspire us and we'll try to inspire you!
@SpaceUpHou  Houston, TX, USA We nurture new and radical concepts, help develop partnerships, and is meant for you to create a future worth living in. You decide what happens next.
@SpaceUpLA  Los Angeles, CA, USA, A space unconference for people who care about space and want to play a part in it.
@SpaceUpNM  New Mexico, USA #SpaceUp #NASA #Spaceport #VirginGalactic #NASATweetup. Hoping to find other space geeks in New Mexico for a first event.
@SpaceUpNY  New York City, NY, USA the official Twitter account of SpaceUp NY
@SpaceUpSanDiego  San Diego, CA, USA, a SpaceUp unconference, Feb 12-13 at UC San Diego
@SpaceUpSF  San Francisco, CA, USA The new home for SpaceUp in San Francisco, to happen in 2012.

Other countries


Total in this list: 22
@AgenziaSpaziale  Follow the Italian Space Agency on!
@spacegovuk  UK Space Agency, Swindon, England, The official Twitter account of the UK Space Agency. The Agency is at the heart of UK efforts to explore and benefit from space.,
@CSA_ASC  Canadian Space Agency Saint-Hubert, Quebec, Canada (English)
@ASC_CSA  Agence Spatiale Canadienne Saint-Hubert, Quebec, Canada (French)
@CNES_France  Paris, France, French Space Agency CNES. L'actu du CNES, l'agence spatiale française
@DLR_de  Köln / Cologne, Germany, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR). Es twittert das Online-Team der DLR-Kommunikation. For Updates in english please follow @DLR_en
@DLR_en  German space agency (DLR), German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR) Sign up for news at Follow @DLR_de for updates in German
@ESA  European Space Agency, keeping you posted on European space activities.
@esaACT  The Advanced Concepts Team of the European Space Agency. Pages we read
@ESA_es  ESA España -
@ESA_Italia  ESA l'Agenzia Spaziale Europea. Notizie sulle attivitá spaziali fornite in italiano dall'Agenzia Spaziale Europea
@ESA_nl  De Europese ruimtevaartorganisatie ESA houdt je in het Nederlands op de hoogte van Europese ruimteactiviteiten.
@ESAOperations  Darmstadt, Germany, From low Earth to deep space: keeping up with spacecraft operations at ESA - Europe's space agency. More via:
@ESAscience  Science @ the European Space Agency ESA, keeping you posted on European space science activities.
@ESO_Observatory  Garching, Germany, The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is the most productive observatory in the world. This official account is managed by @oanasandu
@FederalSpace  Russian Space Agency Roscosmos. ФЕДЕРАЛЬНОЕ КОСМИЧЕСКОЕ АГЕНТСТВО ( РОСКОСМОС )
@HollandSpaceCen  Holland Space Center - communicate and educate Space and Astronomy for youngsters! Follow us! Inspired by European Space Agency. Attendee #spacetweetup Sept18
@JAXA_en  Chofu-City, Tokyo, Japanese Space Agency, english language Twitter account. Follow @JAXA_jp for updates in Japanese. JAXA performs various activities related to aerospace as an organization, from basic research in the aerospace field to development and utilization.
@JAXA_jp  東京都調布市 JAXA(宇宙航空研究開発機構)は、宇宙航空分野の基礎研究から開発・利用に至るまで一貫して行うことのできる機関です。 Twitterでは、主にJAXAウェブサイトの更新情報をお伝えしています。
@MARS_500  Account for the 520-day ESA-supported Mars mission simulation in Moscow in 2010-2011. Virtual landing in November 2011!
@MST_Aerospace  MST Aerospace is the exclusive technology broker for ESA – the European Space Agency. This is our international aerospace news channel (English/German language)
@SpaceTweetup  Cologne, Germany Follow us for announcements & info on DLR/ESA Tweetups. Next SpaceTweetup: 18 Sep 2011 at DLR's German Aerospace Day, Cologne, Germany.


See also this page: CollectSpace - Astronauts you can follow on Twitter

Only put foreign country astronauts in this list, NASA astronauts should go in the Official NASA list (see bar on top).

Total in this list: 11
@Astro_Andre  André Kuipers - 11dys in space '04.Next:Soyuz TMA-3M,December'11,ISS Expedition 30/31.ESAs PromISSe mission.Return May'12. Yes,moon landings were real.No,never seen a UFO.
@Astro_Andreas  Andreas Mogensen - European Space Agency astronaut of Danish nationality and aerospace engineer.

@AstroDaveMD  Dave Williams - Canadian Astronaut, Aquanaut, Speaker and Physician
@Astro_Luca  Luca Parmitano - I'm a European astronaut of Italian nationality. I'm currently training for ISS expedition 36.
@Astro_Naoko  Naoko Yamazaki, Mission Specialist Astronaut on STS-131. Retired from JAXA in Aug'11. Dreams for space will continue...☆ (Not a NASA/JAXA official site. JAXA公式サイトではありません。)
@Astro_Paolo  Paolo Nespoli, European Space Agency Astronaut, Flight Engineer of ISS Expedition 26/27 (Dec 2010 - May 2011)
@AstroSamantha  Samantha Cristoforet - European Space Agency astronaut. Italian Air Force officer.Training to fly to the ISS one day. Honoured to be part of the great endeavour of space exploration.
@Astro_Satoshi  Satoshi Furukawa (on ISS right now; Expedition 28/29) - 米国(ヒューストン)、ロシア、日本(筑波)など
@Astro_Soichi  Soichi Noguchi 野口 聡一, Long duration space flight on ISS!
@CFuglesang  Christer Fuglesang - Swedish physicist and an ESA astronaut
@Cmdr_Hadfield  Chris Hadfield. Mission specialist on STS-74 and performed multiple EVAs on STS-100. Currently training as the commander of Expedition 35.

Flight missions

Total in this list: 6
@Astro_SPDM  Canada's 2-armed robot, orbiting on ISS since 2008. (This is an unofficial feed aimed at those knowledgeable about ISS and the MSS.) - unofficial feed
@Chandrayaan1  200 kms circular lunar polar o, I am India's first mission to the moon. This is the unofficial twitter feed.
@ESA_cryosat  ESA's CryoSat mission is dedicated to precise monitoring of marine ice in the polar oceans and variations of ice sheets overlying Greenland and Antarctica.
@ESAHerschel  A European Space Agency (ESA) mission which will be the most sensitive far-infrared telescope ever put into space.
@Philae2014  In 2014 Philae will land on a comet as part of the European space mission Rosetta. Philae is operated by the DLR Microgravity User Support Center in Cologne.
@Planck  A European Space Agency (ESA) spacecraft to understand the origin and evolution of our Universe

Space Rockstars (individuals: scientists, PR, etc.)

Total in this list: 4
@neiltyson  Neil deGrasse Tyson, New York City, Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History. Author: The Pluto Files, Death By Black Hole. Host: StarTalk Radio
@BadAstronomer  Phil Plait, Boulder, Astronomer, author, skeptic, father, punster.
@ClaraMoskowitz  New York, NY, Senior Writer for and
@TheScienceGuy  Bill Nye, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Science Educator seeks to change the world...

Space Media/Orgs

Television, magazine, and other media outlets for space exploration, astronomy, and other space topics.

Specifically space

Total in this list: 31

My definition of difference is media orgs primarily put out media in the form of a magazine, blog, podcast, video program, whereas advocacy organizations do advocacy primarily, and talk about it secondarily.

@AIAA_News  The World's Forum for Aerospace Leadership Trade organization
@airandspace  SmithsonianAirSpace, Washington, DC, The Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air & space objects in the world.
@AirAndSpaceCOMM  Communications office for Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum - press releases, media advisories, interviews & museum news coverage. Museum/full website
@AstronomyMag  Astronomy Magazine, Waukesha, Wisconsin, Astronomy informs, entertains, and inspires people who are interested in the science and hobby of astronomy. Magazine
@AstronomyNow Magazine
@astrospacenow, We obsessively track breaking news and interesting content about astronomy and space exploration over the blogosphere and Twitter so you don't have to.
@CollectSpace  The Source for Space History & Artifacts Editor & Founder: @RobertPearlman Blog/full website
@cosmiclog  MSNBC Blog - Cosmic Log, Redmond, WA, Here's where you can get the autofeed for Alan Boyle's Cosmic Log items when they're published. Blog
@Discovery_Space  Discovery Space, Earth, Sol, Milky Way, The space topic hub for @Discovery_News. All things astronomy, physics, cosmology, spaceflight, NASA, exoplanets & more! (Administered by @astroengine.) Full newsmedia/blog
@EvaDot  We celebrate ideas Podcast
@Exoplanetology  Outer Worlds & Deep Space, The Art and Science of New Worlds. Explores the impact of Exoplanet discoveries on Humanity's Culture and Future. Blog
@HobbySpacer  Clark Lindsey, Rockville, MD, Publisher and editor of, and Website
@MarsToday Blog
@MoonandbackGuy  Sacramento, California, managing editor, journalist, documentary filmmaker Blog
@NASAWatch Blog
@newspacejournal  NewSpace Journal, Beyond Earth, Following the emerging NewSpace industry
@RussianSpaceWeb  Anatoly Zak, Earth surface, Space journalist, illustrator
@SkyAtNightMag  UK, The official Twitter feed for Sky at Night Magazine Magazine
@Space  Space and science news from Blog
@SpaceDotCom  News coverage and conversation about space science, astronomy and exploration Full website/blog
@SpaceFellowship  An international news and information network based in the UK and dedicated to the space industry. Full website/blog
@SpaceflightNow  Spaceflight Now, Cape Canaveral, Florida, The best source for space news Full website/blog
@SpaceFlorida  Space Florida, Kennedy Space Center, FL, Space Florida was created to strengthen Florida’s position as the global leader in aerospace research, investment, exploration and commerce. Blog
@SpaceLaunchNews  Providing multimedia coverage of world space launches & missions from Cape Canaveral. Full website
@Space_News_Intl  A weekly international newspaper for the global space community. Weekly publication/website
@SpaceRef  Reston, VA, Space News as it Happens News website
@spaceteam  Florida Today Space, Kennedy Space Center, FL, FLORIDA TODAY's space team covers NASA and the space industry around the clock from Kennedy Space Center. Full website
@SpaceTweeps  The official Twitter account of the Space Tweep Society. Posting news & updates on society happenings. #STwS #spacetweeps See also @endlessbbq Blog/full website
@SpaceVidCast  Making Space Commonplace! New media company looking to the stars. Vidcast
@StarTalkRadio  Neil deGrasse Tyson, New York City, StarTalk, a weekly radio show that combines science and comedy, features Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium and host of NOVA ScienceNOW.
@SungrazerComets  Sungrazing Comets, The Sungrazer project allows amateur astronomers world-wide to discover comets in images from NASA's SOHO and STEREO missions... now with over 2000 discoveries!
@talkingspace  Talking Space, The Universe and Beyond, The Talking Space Podcast: A Free and Open Exchange of Ideas and Opinions on All Things Space. Podcast
@TWCSpaceWX  Space Weather from The Weather Channel - Cable channel/full website

Space Advocacy (that arent primarily media)

Total in this list: 15

My definition of difference is media orgs primarily put out media in the form of a magazine, blog, podcast, video program, whereas advocacy organizations do advocacy primarily, and talk about it secondarily.

@ChallengerCtr  Challenger Center in Alexandria, Virginia. By transforming the way teachers teach and students learn, we are creating a new generation of explorers.
@CSFcaptureflag  Commercial Spaceflight Capture the Flag Competition - which company will be the first to retrieve the U.S. flag on the International Space Station?
@exploreplanets  Planetary Society, You can do more than just witness advances in space exploration – you can help make them happen! Join the world's largest space exploration team!
@ISUnet  International Space University, Strasbourg, France, Providing interdisciplinary, international, and intercultural Graduate education and professional development opportunities to the space sector
@isuusa  ISU*USA, United States of America, International Space University USA Alumni Association
@NSS  Chapters around the world, The National Space Society is an educational, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization.
@NSSFlorida  NSS Florida, Florida, USA, Earth, Florida Space Coast chapter of the National Space Society
@sedsusa  USA, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, the world's only student run space organization!
@SETIInstitute  The SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA, We believe we are conducting the most profound search in human history — to know our beginnings and our place among the stars.
@SGAC  Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications
@SpaceFrontier  People dedicated to opening the space frontier to human settlement
@TEA_in_Space  The non-partisan, grassroots twitter account for the TEA Party in Space dedicated to fiscal responsibility, limited governement and free markets in space.
@TexasSpace  A new Texas space industry and culture encompassing all aspects of space - including scientific, educational, governmental and commercial.

@SpcPlcyOnline  Marcia Smith, provides news and analysis about U.S. and foreign civil, commercial, and military space programs. Its editor is Marcia Smith.
@twisst  Twisst ISS alerts, Netherlands, Twisst sends you a tweet when the international space station (ISS) will be visible at your location. Created by journalist/webdeveloper @tjaap. #science #space

Space Conferences and events

Total in this list: 10

These organizations are primarily known for putting on a yearly or periodic event.

@endlessbbq  Space Coast, Florida, The epic @spacetweeps gathering centered around rocket launches- #endlessBBQ! See you there!
@NewSpaceCon  NewSpace Conference, Mountain View, CA, @SpaceFrontier's annual Conference highlights NASA-private cooperation, business of #NewSpace, & frontier enabling tech of tomorrow. NS11: July 28-31 in CA.
@ISDC  The International Space Development Conference is the premier space activist conference, organized each May by @NSS
@ISPCS  Las Cruces, New Mexico, International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight
@TEDxNASA  USA, Ideas Worth Spreading - TEDxNASA@Silicon Valley coming Aug. 2011
@TEDxNASAJSC  TEDxNASAJSC, Houston, TX, 3/2/11 TEDxNASAJSC @ NASA's Johnson Space Center. TEDxYouth@NASAJSC was held at Space Center Houston 11/20/10
@yurisnight  Earth every April 12th, A global celebration of the first human to go to space and his message to come together to enhance and protect our planet, not destroy it.
@yurisnightdc  Washington, DC, The official twitter feed for Yuri's Night DC, on April 12, 2011 at Science Club. Check our facebook page for more details.
@YNHouston  Houston,TX Let us celebrate accomplishing the impossible and humanity's true potential.
@YurisNightSC  Florida's Space Coast, Join us on April 9th, 2011 for a Yuri's Night Pub Crawl and NSS event in Cocoa Beach! Details soon-

Other science

This section not counted in top list

These accounts may not specifically be space, but have space sprinkled along with other science-y topics.

Note: these accounts are not counted for the sorted by followers list.

@ArmedwScience  U.S. Defense Department's science and technology blog. You've been SCIENCED!
@CAScienceCenter  California Science Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Receiving Space Shuttle Endeavour.) We aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences.
@CERN  CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is the biggest particle physics laboratory in the world.
@CNNLightYears  Light Years strives to tell the stories of science research, discovery, space and education. Find us at (Blog that often covers space)
@FragileOasis  The focus is not on the problems of the world but on how the problems of the world are being solved by amazing people
@IntrepidMuseum  Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York, NY. (Receiving Space Shuttle Enterprise.) Mission: Honor our Heroes, Educate the Public & Inspire our Youth.
@NSF  National Science Foundation - where discoveries begin [administered by @pffli]
@ScienceChannel  Silver Spring, MD, Thought-provoking updates, insider news and more from Science your #nerdtweet pride!
@wiredscience  WIRED Science, San Francisco, California, Science, space, energy and robot sharks with lasers. Hosted by the Wired Science team: @betsymason, @9brandon, @davemosher & @danielleventon.

Google Lunar X Prize

...and other Space related X Prize accounts.

Total in this list: 11
@glxp  The official Google Lunar X PRIZE Twitter account. Going back to the moon, and taking you with us.
@arcaspace  Romania, ARCA - organization that promotes innovative aerospace projects.
@astrobotic  Pittsburgh, PA
@Moon_Ex  MoonEx is a privately funded lunar transportation and data services company establishing new avenues for commercial space activities beyond Earth orbit.
@NextGiantLeap  Boulder, CO Lunar payload delivery services.
@Odyssey_Moon  U.S., Canada & Isle of Man, 1st @GLXP Team - Odyssey Moon is developing a commercial transportation system to deliver payloads to the Moon in support of science, exploration and commerce.
@OmegaEnvoy  USA, We are the Florida Team competing in the Google Lunar X PRIZE. We are students, engineers, entrepreneurs, and space geeks: Join us on our awesome adventure!
@PTScientists  We are a Germany-based team of scientists and engineers aiming to send a rover to the Moon by 2013!
@Selenokhod  Moscow, Selenokhod Ltd. Space robotics. Google Lunar X PRIZE - Russian Team.
@TeamFREDNET  Team FREDNET is an open source and open participation competitor in the Google Lunar X PRIZE
@whitelabelspace  Europe, White Label Space is a brandless space tech startup & Official Google Lunar X PRIZE competitor

Space Citizen Science

Total in this list: 7

Hackathons, participatory space, etc.

@galaxyzoo  It's Galaxy Zoo!
@moonzoo  The Moon, See the Moon as never before!
@planethunters  The Zooniverse, With your help, we are looking for planets around other stars. We're using data from NASA's Kepler mission.
@milkywayproj  Our Galaxy, Citizen Science from the Zooniverse using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Tweets from the development team at Zoo HQ.
@solarstormwatch  Royal Observatory Greenwich, We're building a prediction of Earth-bound solar storms, using classifications made by Solar Stormwatch members.
@the_zooniverse  Zooinverse HQ, A collection of websites where we ask the public to help us do real science online. Our projects include, Galaxy Zoo, Old Weather, Planet Hunters and more...
@spacehack  a directory of ways to participate in space exploration.

Space Grant Related

Total in this list: 4

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@NASA_NSGC  NASA NE Space Grant, Omaha Nebraska
@OSGC  Oregon Space Grant, Corvallis, Oregon, Supports NASA's projects through science and engineering education and outreach.
@SpaceGrant  Montana Space Grant Consortium (MSGC)
@WYSpaceGrant  Wyoming Space Grant, Laramie, WY, Space Grant supports science, math, engineering, and technology education, research, and public outreach.

Out of Date

These accounts have not been updated in over 6 months.

@Prof_S_Hawking  Stephen Hawking, Cambridge, UK, Theoretical physicist and Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. Likes: black holes, cats and watching TV.
@TeachersInSpace  Seattle, WA, The Teachers in Space program wants to put a thousand astronaut teachers into American classrooms, within the next decade.
@Regolith_Chal  Regolith Excavation, CA, Regolith Excavation Challenge: A prize competition to spur new tech for excavating lunar regolith.
@NASA_TV  USA, NASA TV live video feed from space. Watch as NASA returns to the Moon, Mars and beyond. NASA Fan Site.
@ThisWeekinSpace  Miles O'Brien, Kennedy Space Center, FL, Hosted by Miles O'Brien. Powered by
@news_aiaa  Reston, VA, The World's Forum for Aerospace Leadership
@AIAA_PubPolicy  AIAA Public Policy, Headquartered in Reston, VA, The World's Forum for Aerospace Leadership
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