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Strange way of finding out I am in the local paper!

An article from The Haylingislander

I received a tweet tonight from @NebulousBoomer who lives in Kentucky, U.S.A, He informed me that he had found the following article about me!
So strange these days that someone across the pond sees something before I knew about it and I live on the Island!
Thank you Michael for letting me know. Looking forward to you buying the first round at Dixies!


Published on Tuesday 30 August 2011 12:58

TWITTER has won a Hayling Island resident the chance to watch the launch of a Nasa spacecraft.

Businesswoman Justine Mackinnon was one of 150 people selected to attend a ‘Tweetup’ in the Kennedy Space Center, in Florida, USA.

She will witness the launch of two Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (Grail) spacecraft aboard Delta II rockets headed for the moon during a two-day trip on September 7 and 8.

At the event Justine and the other 149 followers of Nasa on Twitter will interact with engineers and scientists from Grail and other upcoming Nasa missions and tour the Kennedy Space Center’s visitor complex.

Justine said: ‘Being selected for the Nasa Tweetup is an incredible honour especially since this looks like the last launch from this location.

‘Being part of the event means I’ll meet people who make the space program successful and interact with fellow 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.’

The two Grail spacecraft will fly in tandem orbits around the moon to measure its gravity field in the hope of answering questions about how Earth formed.

Posted by Fidget 12:09 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged grail tweetup haylingislander

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