NASA shuttle commander to tweet from space!

May 10th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, May 10 (ANI): NASA astronaut Mark Polansky, commander of the next space shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in June this year, is sharing updates about his training and flight on social networking website Twitter.Polansky, a New Jersey native and former Air Force test pilot, will command the space shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-127, a flight targeted for launch June 13 to deliver the final portions of the space station’s Japanese laboratory. While posting tweets about his crew’s training, Polansky also will select video questions submitted by followers. The videos will be transmitted to orbit during the mission and answered live during a special event that will be broadcast on NASA Television and posted to Polansky’s Twitter and You Tube pages. Polansky’s twitter account is Astro_127.To submit a question, Polansky’s Twitter followers should post a video question no longer than 30 seconds to You Tube and tweet the link to Polansky’s account, @Astro_127. From now through the launch of STS-127, one or two of the questions submitted will be selected each week to be answered from orbit.The mission is Polansky’s second space shuttle command and third spaceflight. (ANI)

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