Why Are We Here?
The original intent of this wiki was to help curate the experience of attending a specific Space Shuttle launch (STS-134). There were lots of tweets, blog posts, images, and video flying around the internet related to previous launch NASATweetup and we wanted to organize a little of that, and also hopefully become a bit of a centralized resource.
As NASA's Shuttle program is now officially retired, the wiki has matured to support all NASATweetup and other space-related tweetup events, including exciting missions to study Jupiter (Juno), Earth's moon (GRAIL) and Mars (Mars Science Laboratory with Mars Curiosity)! This is a community-owned and community-managed wiki site, and you can simply log in with your Twitter Account (using OAuth), so all Twitter users already have access!
Where Did We Come From?
This site was established by NASATweetup volunteer @jonverve during the STS-134/Endeavour launch tweetup at KSC, with the hope that it would be used by participants for all future NASA Tweetups! And just because 135 is the last shuttle launch, this does not mean it will be the last tweetup. Did you know there have been over 30 other tweetup events? Click here to see them all.
Who Runs It Now? Ambassadors Like YOU!
Anyone can contribute to this community-run & community-owned wiki at anytime, in true wiki fashion. For each tweetup, we try to delegate the wiki promotion and coordination to at least one tweep who is officially part of the tweetup, since a tweetup participant is best suited to that role.
You can also mention @TweetupSpace, which is an account a few of us run on behalf of this site.
Here is the history of those involved:
|Tweetup/Social||Ambassadors (Twitter List)|
|JPLEarthSci at @NASAJPL||Shannon Moore @ageekmom & Bill Dunford @RidingRobots Karol Franks @okarol|
|...lots of events that never had pages created - see Past tweetup media and resources||Your Name Here?|
|NASASXSW at @SXSW||Shannon Moore @ageekmom|
|SpaceXCRS2 at CCAFS||Geoff Ryken @geoffryken|
|CSATweetup Chris Hadfield Tweetup in Quebec||Karen Lopez @datachick|
|LDCMSocial - Launch at Vandenberg AFB||John O. Tulloch @jotulloch|
|4YearAnniversary of First @NASASocial - Worldwide Virtual Tweetup!||Remco Timmermans @timmermansr, Shannon Moore @ageekmom, Libby Norcross @libbydoodle, Joi @Joi_the_Artist|
|AGU12Social at Moscone Center||JeanCarl Bisson @dothewww|
|MathAlive SCTweetup at @RocketCenterUSA||JeanCarl Bisson @dothewww|
|VeteransDay Tweetup with @Raytheon||Shannon Moore @ageekmom|
|ShuttleTrainer Tweetup at @MuseumofFlight||Annie Wynn @acwynn|
|Goldstone NASASocial at Goldstone DSN||Jan Wee @weejan, Amy @a_neutron & Bill Dunford @RidingRobots|
|RBSPSocial NASASocial at @NASAKennedy||William Kann @wkann|
|MSLPrimeJPL NASASocial at @NASAJPL||Brad Snowder @Skywise88|
|AmesMSL NASASocial at @NASAAmes||Annie Wynn @acwynn|
|GlennMSL NASASocial at @NASAglenn||Jonathan Smith @JonathanESmith|
|LangleyMSL NASASocial at @NASA_Langley||Erin Allen @Erin_Allen & Jamie Rich @jamerz3294|
|SpaceXNASASocial at @NASAKennedy||Anthony Fitch @AnthonyFitch|
|AstroRon NASATweetup at NASA HQ||CindieLou @CindieLou|
|MSL Launch NASATweetup||Karyn Traphagen @ktraphagen and Mark T. Clemente @mtclemente|
|Langley NASATweetup||John Beals @TheSneakyMouse and David McGaughey @dmcgaughey2011|
|NPP (VAFB) NASATweetup||Emily Lakdawalla @elakdawalla and Allan Manangan @AllanManangan|
|Wallops NASATweetup||Anthony Fitch @anthonyfitch|
|STS135 Astronauts at NASA HQ NASATweetup||Erin Ryan @erinleeryan and Jonathan Smith @JonathanESmith|
|EndeavourLA Tweetup at the @CAScienceCenter||Allan Manangan @AllanManangan|
|GRAIL NASATweetup||Erin Allen @Erin_Allen & Karyn Traphagen @ktraphagen|
|Juno NASATweetup||Todd Palino @bonkoif|
|JSC STS-135 NASATweetup||John O. Tulloch @jotulloch|
|STS-135 Launch NASATweetup||Erin L. Ryan @erinleeryan & Shannon Moore @ageekmom|
|STS-134 Launch NASATweetup||Jon Verve @jonverve|
|STS-132 Launch NASATweetup (original wiki by Chris Harris @ccwharris)||Jonathan Smith @JonathanESmith|
|STS-129 Launch NASATweetup (To Do)||Shannon Moore @ageekmom|
|STS-130 & STS-133 Mission (To Do) NASATweetups at @NASA_Johnson||Shannon Moore @ageekmom|
|SoyuzTweetups at Baikonur (TMA-03M and TMA-09M)||Remco Timmermans @timmermansr|
|AuroraTweetup (Finland, February 2013)||Remco Timmermans @timmermansr & Martin Stojanovski @martincco|
| Para la comunidad hispanohablante|
en: For the Spanish-speaking community
|Armengol Torres @armengoltorres|
|European Tweetups at @ESA, @DLR_en and CNES||Remco Timmermans @timmermansr|
|Any/All||Shannon Moore @ageekmom & Jon Verve @jonverve|
What Do NASA Employees Think of the Site?
The community wiki has received praises from NASA employees, past (@schierholz) and present (@bethbeck). One example is this video ; see minutes 135-170, especially 148-150 from this video for full context: http ://bit.ly/pjDgPG
Thanks to @techcrunch writer Devin Coldewey for the site logo. See this blog post where it originated from: NASA To Invite 150 Of Its Twitter Followers To Mars Rover Launch, September 28, 2011
Domains that forward to nasatweet.com
These are the domain names which currently forward to the nasatweet.com domain:
- nasatweetup.com - registered to @marksands, thanks Mark!
- sts135.us - registered to @craigfifer, thanks Craig!