Brian Yee

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Long Overdue

Here are the photos from the NASA Tweetup at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.

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NASA Tweetup Successful

I did get selected for the JSC tweetup next week.  I’ll be heading down to Houston to meet an astronaut, see mission control, and visit other training facilities.  Pretty neat stuff.

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NASA Tweetup, Redux

Well, I wasn’t selected for the first NASA tweetup.  I signed up for the “runner-up” tweetup at JSC.  Still pretty neat, getting to see the Mission Control Center during a running shuttle mission.  I’ll find out if I was picked in a few days.  I’m trying not to get my hopes up.

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NASA Tweetup

NASA announces tweet up to view the launch of Atlantis.  NASA will pick 150 people at random that sign up on their site.

Hrm, I’ll be signing up — and if I’m one of the 150 picked — I think that’s too good of a deal to pass up.  There’s also a second place tweet up at JSC.

Count me in.

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One of the things I’ve been looking forward to recently is the rollout (on 10/20) and the launch (scheduled for 10/27) of  Ares I-X: NASA’s first test flight of the new rockets in support of the Constellation Program (created by Bush II in his Vision for Space Exploration).

It’s been exciting to read about the development, creation, and assembly of the new rockets — the first new thing from NASA since the launch of STS-1 in 1981.  Even more exciting, in a different sort of way, is to read the debates going on right now on the web and trying to figure out what’s going to happen next.  There’s been a review of the entire program by the Augustine Commission — and the future direction of NASA is going to announced soon by new NASA administrator Charles Bolden.

Whether or not Ares I continues development, it’s still an exciting time in Human Spaceflight…even if you only get to watch from the sidelines.

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