If the White House jumping on the bandwagon and signing themselves up for a Twitter account wasn’t enough to convince you that the micro-blogging service had officially gone mainstream and its popularity has blown up, maybe today’s little gem of news will. How about this: a NASA astronaut part of their latest, ongoing mission not only used Twitter during his entire training program, he is going to be Tweeting from Space. Yes, Space.
Astronaut Mike Massimino has been updating his Twitter page over the last few weeks and his most recent post was a precursor for the exciting events that are about to come as he and his fellow NASA astronauts attempt to fix and repair the Hubble Telescope. His last pre-Space tweet read: “I’m going to put my spacesuit on, next stop: Earth Orbit!!” Everyone following his adventure is waiting anxiously to receive his first Tweet from Space.
It is amazing to see just how far technology has come, and how exciting it is to see where it goes next. To think that only a decade ago, mobile phones were just starting to gain in popularity and Twitter and Social Networking in general had yet to even be developed. Fast forward to today and we’re able to keep in contact with friends, customers, clients, and yes, even astronauts, all from our phones and computers.
Who would have thought that 140 characters could be so huge. Next stop: Tweets from the Moon. “That’s One Small Tweet for a Man, One Giant Twitter for Mankind.” Right?