Saturday, June 18, 2011

The story of how my chance to attend the NASATweetup happened

On June 1st for 24 hours NASA opened up a registration window to all Twitter users who followed @NASATweetup. The registration was for the chance to visit Kennedy Space Center and view the final launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Mrs. Patricia Cleveland a fourth grade teacher at Jeffersonville Elementary School and twitter user, applied for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Over 5,500 Twitter users registered for the NASATweetup at http://www.nasa.gov/connect/tweetup/tweetup_ksc_07-07-2011.html, only 150 would be offered the chance. Mrs. Cleveland was one of these lucky 150. On June 10th, Mrs. Cleveland received an email from NASA that would change her summer. “Congratulations, you have been selected to attend the NASA Tweetup on July 7-8 for space shuttle Atlantis' targeted launch at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida! The event will provide you the opportunity to speak with shuttle technicians, engineers, astronauts, and managers, and to experience the launch of space shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station.
Mrs. Cleveland will travel to Florida July 6th through July 9th, for this experience. The NASATweetup group will have the opportunity to meet many people involved with the space program and receive a tour of Kennedy Space Center on July 7th, and witness the launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis for its final mission on July 8th.
You can follow Mrs. Cleveland during this experience on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/scienceesl or her blog at http://scienceesl.blogspot.com/ for up to date pictures and information about the trip. 


If you can help Mrs. Cleveland at all with the expenses of this trip please visit: http://apps.facebook.com/fundrazr/activity/6eaacaada8bc46c696eb194b7df126e3
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