Posted by: mrpeatie | July 19, 2008

Follow Other NASA Missions on Twitter

NASA’s Phoenix Lander mission to Mars has been a huge success thus far. Most everything has gone according to plan and many aspects of the Lander have exceeded expectations. One of the biggest surprises has been the Lander’s popularity on Twitter. It currently stands at number 7 on the list of most followed ‘people’ on the popular social networking site, giving the mission and its discoveries lots of press and credibility with the public who normally wouldn’t follow such nerdy science stuff.

Things have gone so well with the Twitter profile, it only seemed natural to set up more profiles for several of NASA’s other missions. You can find these missions, their Twitter profile, and official website links listed below. Most of them are still in their pre-launch phase and will be heading to the Moon. While doing research on the moon isn’t quite as glamorous as searching for signs of life on Mars, it’s still pretty interesting. The coolest one has to be the Keplar mission. That probe will be scouring the universe looking for planets with similar composition to Earth and potentially other forms of life.

Mars Phoenix Lander
Twiiter profie: http://twitter.com/MarsPhoenix
Twitter bio: I dig Mars!
Official website: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/phoenix/main.php

LCROSS – Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite
Twitter profie: http://twitter.com/LCROSS_NASA
Twitter bio: NASA mission to explore the Moon and see if there is water ice near one of the lunar poles!
Official website: http://lcross.arc.nasa.gov/

LADEE – Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer
Twitter profie: http://twitter.com/LADEE_NASA
Twitter bio: Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer – NASA Science Mission to the Moon under development; set for launch 2011!
Official website: http://nasascience.nasa.gov/missions/ladee

LRO – Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Twitter profie: http://twitter.com/LRO_NASA
Twitter bio: I am NASA’s first step back to the Moon! I am being built at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
Official website: http://lunar.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Kepler
Twitter profie: http://twitter.com/NASAKepler
Official website: http://kepler.nasa.gov/
Twitter bio: I look for ET’s home

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Responses

  1. […] the entertaining and educational updates Mars Phoenix has provided. Thankfully, NASA has set up twitter profiles for several other high profile […]

  2. […] as the Mars Phoenix mission tweets. You can view the main mission page here or check out other NASA missions that you can follow on Twitter. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)Whoopi Goldberg […]


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