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Nov 16, 2009 8:38 AM by by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

Tweeters on hand for shuttle launch

CYBERSPACE (AP) - The Space Shuttle Atlantis won't be the only thing flying when it lifts off from Florida today. The fingers of about 100 huge NASA fans will also be flying - across keyboards as
they tweet details of the liftoff. For the first time ever, NASA has invited some of its Twitter followers to sign up online for the chance to see a space shuttle launch up close. There were 100 slots and 50 backup positions - and they were all filled in less than 20 minutes when the were made available last month.

On the Net:
Astronaut Robert Satcher Jr.: http://twitter.com/ZeroG(underscore)MD


Tweep Steve Wake: http://twitter.com/stevewake

Tweep Laura Burns: http://twitter.com/moonrangerlaura

Tweep Neal Wiser: http://twitter.com/nealwiser and
http://nealwiser.wordpress.com/

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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