Sunday, June 19, 2011

NasaTweetup Press Release

CONTACT: Patricia Cleveland
Tel: 478-308-2578


Twiggs County Resident is One of 150 Selected to Attend NASA Tweetup for Last Space Shuttle Launch, July 7 - 8, 2011

NASA Twitter Followers Will Tweet History as Shuttle Program Nears Retirement

Jeffersonville, GA (June 15, 2011) NASA will bring together 150 Twitter followers to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a two-day Tweetup, July 7 - 8, 2011, for the final launch of Atlantis before the space shuttle program is retired.  Twiggs County resident Patricia Cleveland has been selected as one of 150 @NASA Twitter followers to attend and Tweet the event. Atlantis is targeted to launch on July 8 at around 11:40 a.m. EDT on mission STS-135 to the International Space Station.

As a NASA Tweetup attendee, Cleveland and the other 149 Twitterers will interact with NASA shuttle technicians, engineers, astronauts, managers and NASA’s social media team as well as tour Kennedy Space Center and view the shuttle launch from the media area. Attendees were selected through a lottery system in which more than 5,500 @NASA Twitter followers applied.

“This is a great honor and privilege to represent Twiggs County Public Schools, and to fulfill a lifetime dream by going to witness a shuttle launch. With it being the last launch of the space shuttle program it is especially humbling, and exciting.” Cleveland said, “I am looking forward to bringing my experiences, and photographs through twitter and my blog as well as back to my students at Jeffersonville Elementary and getting them excited about the space program.”

Patricia Cleveland is a fourth grade teacher at Jeffersonville Elementary School, in Twiggs County, Georgia. Mrs. Cleveland has her master’s degree from National Louis University in instruction and curriculum and her bachelor’s degree in education from Arizona State University. Mrs. Cleveland has taught for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools at RAF Lakenheath, and in Florida before moving to Georgia with her husband, an active duty member of the United States Air Force, and three children. Follow her Tweets at, and her blog of the events at

NASA Tweetup attendees are traveling from across the U.S. and globe to attend this historic event. A list of registered Twitter attendees can be found on the NASA Tweetup Twitter account:

Information about the NASA Tweetup can be viewed on

Note About Space Shuttle Atlantis’ Launch Date
The date of Atlantis’ launch will be official after the Flight Readiness Review, scheduled for June 28.  If the launch date moves or is delayed prior to July 8, NASA may change the Tweetup schedule accordingly to coincide with the launch. Additional information can be found on

If you would like to make this trip possible for Mrs. Cleveland visit and donate to her cause! Every little bit helps from $5.00 to $500.00 what ever you can afford! Sponsorship opportunities abound!

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