Astronaut uses Twitter to give updates

April 7, 2009 5:46:47 PM PDT
There is a new first for NASA; one of the astronauts on the next space shuttle mission will be using Twitter to send out updates.

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Astronaut Mike Massimino will use the micro-blogging service between now and liftoff, to give a behind the scenes look at his training.

On May 12, 2009, he and the rest of the shuttle Atlantis crew will blast off, on a mission to repair the Hubble space telescope. Massimino will take part in at least one spacewalk, but NASA has not said whether he will be sending tweets from space.

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