Posted: August 4, 2011 in Social Media


Space Playlist with Delta II http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_II and Shuttle. GRAIL will be the final use of the Delta II Rocket http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8F6E882E4C7F3F0C

Dear Michael Allan,

Congratulations! You have been selected to attend the NASA Tweetup on Sept. 7-8 in conjunction with the launch of the twin GRAIL spacecraft!

The two-day event will provide you the opportunity to tour the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; speak with scientists and engineers from GRAIL and other upcoming missions; and, if all goes as scheduled, view the spacecraft launch. The launch window opens at 8:37 a.m. EDT on Sept. 8.

@NebulousBoomer It’s Official; I made the list of 150 to attend the GRAIL NASA Tweet Up at KSC on Sept.7-8! http://nasatweet.com/wiki/GRAIL_List_of_participants I am super excited to be selected and ready to GO! I might be the happiest old nerd on this Planet 🙂

The excitement builds quickly when you get some Twitter Tweeps and Facebook geeks going to a NASA event 1 day after confirmation; we have a Facebook group and are already making plans for social time stuff #endlessBBQ for example. My first trip to the Space Center was 1984 for Challengers first landing there. There was no FB or Twitter cell phones were for the rich; and being in the Air Force I certainly was not. Now all these years later with new technologies and gadgets we can bring a first person acct to all our virtual friends around the World as it happens! Very exciting stuff.

There are a lot of first time Tweet Up folks on this event. Some are coming from around the World here is our map of attendees. As more and more check into our Facebook Group we have them add their location and Twitter names. It makes for a very cool info-graphic.

#GRAIL #NASATweetup are the hashtags for the event I hope you follow my Tweets as I see the event live.

Delta II


CONTACT: Michael Allan

Tel: 606-787-4578

Cell 606-371-7779



Blog: https://mallan4liberty.wordpress.com/


Liberty, KY Resident is One of 150 Selected to Attend NASA Tweetup for Launch of Twin Lunar-Bound GRAIL Spacecraft Sept. 7 – 8, 2011

NASA Twitter Followers Will Tweet from Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Liberty Kentucky (8/15/2011) – NASA will bring together 150 Twitter followers to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for a two-day Tweetup, Sept. 7 – 8, 2011, for the launch of twin lunar-bound Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft aboard a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Casey County, Liberty resident Michael Allan of Gum Lick Rd has been selected as one of 150 @NASA Twitter followers to attend and Tweet the event. The launch window opens at 8:37 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 8. The two GRAIL spacecraft will measure the moon’s gravity field from its crust to core and provide scientists with a better understanding of how Earth and other rocky planets in the solar system formed.

As a NASA Tweetup attendee, Allan and the other 149 Twitter users will interact with engineers and scientists from GRAIL and other upcoming NASA missions as well as tour the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. If all goes as scheduled, participants will view the spacecraft launch. In addition, the Tweetup will allow participants to meet other tweeps and members of NASA’s social media team. Attendees were selected through a lottery system in which more than 825 @NASA Twitter followers registered.

I am fulfilling a childhood dream,” Allan said, “Since 1967 I have been a NASA space lover. And to be allowed “inside” access to NASA and it’s Engineers and; as an Engineer still looking for employment has been hard but the hiatus has given me this once in a lifetime chance.” Follow his Tweets at twitter.com/@NebulousBoomer

NASA Tweetup participants are traveling from across the United States and the globe to attend. View the list of list of registered attendees on the NASA Tweetup Twitter account: http://twitter.com/NASATweetup/grail-launch

NASA held its first Tweetup on Jan. 21, 2009, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. NASA’s Tweetup Twitter account is http://twitter.com/NASATweetup and participants will be using #NASATweetup in their updates while tweeting. Information about NASA Tweetup can be viewed on http://www.nasa.gov/tweetup .

About the GRAIL Mission

The two GRAIL spacecraft will fly in tandem orbits around the moon for several months to measure its gravity field from crust to core. The mission will answer longstanding questions about Earth’s moon and provide scientists with a better understanding of how Earth and other rocky planets in the solar system formed.

GRAIL’s lift off is the third of four space missions launching this year under the management of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Aquarius launched June 10 to study ocean salinity; Juno launched Aug. 5 to study the origins and interior of Jupiter; and the Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity rover heads to the Red Planet no earlier than Nov. 25. Visit http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/grail for additional information about GRAIL.



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