I'm a big fan of twitter, and when I used to blog professionally, I had the opportunity to enter (and host) lots of contests and even some tweetups. These days I've been considerably less involved, although I do score some free products every now and again.
Earlier this month NASA dangled a carrot: 100 people would be picked to attend an exclusive Tweetup at the NASA Ames Center, conveniently located nearby. I jumped at the chance.
And, somehow I was picked!
The list of tweeps attending can be found here. Many are space aficiandos, radio hosts, etc. I feel very lucky to be among them. Even more exciting? NASA wants us to be super web-friendly while on the premises. We can tweet, take pictures, bring our laptops, whatever. I'm hoping this will be an excellent opportunity to talk to a few astronauts (!!) and round up some story ideas.
If not, though, I still find space to be a completely fascinating subject. I'll post a rundown of events, and some photos, after the tweetup!