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NASA Press Release!

It is about me!!

Well this is the press release I have been given to send out to newspapers etc if I want to!
500 hours until GRAIL launches!
Not long now, Everyday new things happen

Today we worked out who is sleeping where and with who in the townhouse we are all sharing!
I am sleeping with Melissa in the King Size room - Whheeyyy.
The reason we are together is we both snore lol

As for the schedule I posted yesterday, Friday 9th now looks like all the housemates are going to Universal studios! So not a relaxing day. Will be fun though.
Be our last trip out all together. Think a few drinks will be consumed that night too

CONTACT: Justine Mackinnon
Twitter: fidget02

Hayling Island, Hampshire. U.K Resident is One of 150 Selected to Attend NASA Tweetup for Launch of Twin Lunar-Bound GRAIL Spacecraft Sept. 7 - 8, 2011

NASA Twitter Followers Will Tweet from Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Hayling Island (20th August 2011) - NASA will bring together 150 Twitter followers to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for a two-day Tweetup, Sept. 7 - 8, 2011, for the launch of twin lunar-bound Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft aboard a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.Hayling Island resident Justine Mackinnon has been selected as one of 150 @NASA Twitter followers to attend and Tweet the event. The launch window opens at 8:37 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 8. The two GRAIL spacecraft will measure the moon’s gravity field from its crust to core and provide scientists with a better understanding of how Earth and other rocky planets in the solar system formed.

As a NASA Tweetup attendee, Justine and the other 149 Twitter users will interact with engineers and scientists from GRAIL and other upcoming NASA missions as well as tour the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. If all goes as scheduled, participants will view the spacecraft launch. In addition, the Tweetup will allow participants to meet other tweeps and members of NASA’s social media team. Attendees were selected through a lottery system in which more than 1825 @NASA Twitter followers registered.

“Selected for the NASA Tweetup is an incredible honor especially since this looks like the last launch from this location. Justine said, Being part of the NASA Tweetup means I’ll meet people who make the space program successful and interact with fellow Tweetup attendees who share my interest in NASA. Through Twitter, I’ll be sharing the incredible experience with my followers by composing informative Tweets no longer than 140-characters and posting photos and videos.”  

Justine was formally Duty Manager Airside at London Heathrow Airport. She has just left BAA to start her own consultancy business (jus@jusmack.com) she is an accomplished “AvGeek and Twitterer. Follow her Tweets at twitter.com/fidget02 

NASA Tweetup participants are traveling from across the United States and the globe to attend. Justine is the only person to attend from the U.K and only one of 2 from Eurpoe View the list of list of registered attendees on the NASA Tweetup Twitter account: http://twitter.com/NASATweetup/grail-launch 

NASA held its first Tweetup on Jan. 21, 2009, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. NASA’s Tweetup Twitter account is http://twitter.com/NASATweetup and participants will be using #NASATweetup in their updates while tweeting. Information about NASA Tweetup can be viewed on http://www.nasa.gov/tweetup .

About the GRAIL Mission
The two GRAIL spacecraft will fly in tandem orbits around the moon for several months to measure its gravity field from crust to core. The mission will answer longstanding questions about Earth’s moon and provide scientists with a better understanding of how Earth and other rocky planets in the solar system formed.

GRAIL's lift off is the third of four space missions launching this year under the management of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Aquarius launched June 10 to study ocean salinity; Juno will launched Aug. 5 to study the origins and interior of Jupiter; and the Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity rover heads to the Red Planet no earlier than Nov. 25. Visit http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/grail for additional information about GRAIL.

Posted by Fidget 13:02

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