NASA announced last week that they will be hosting another launch tweetup, this time for the launch of Discovery (STS-133) on November 1. The tweetup will be a two-day event on October 31 and November 1 culminating with the afternoon launch of Discovery. Here are some reasons why you should sign up:
- It’s the last launch and mission of Space Shuttle Discovery.
- It’s your chance to see a launch up close and personal (right next to the iconic countdown clock!)
- You will have a chance to see parts of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center that are not on the public tour (like the employee cafeteria )
- It’s a great way to share the excitement of space exploration with your students
- It’s a fantastic teaching and learning experience for #STEM teachers and students
- You will meet some of the coolest space enthusiasts
- You will meet some of the coolest astronauts and NASA engineeers
- It’s a once in a lifetime experience
- You never forget your first launch
- This is one of the two remaining scheduled shuttle launches, soon it will be too late
I went to the last NASA launch tweetup for STS-132. It was amazing! Plus, I shared the experience with my students through our class blog and Twitter. They became so excited about space and exploration. Many even came in early on the last day of school to watch the shuttle landing on NASA tv. They learned a great deal, and this excites me since they are the future of space exploration!
So, what do you do if you want to be a part of this amazing event? Follow @NASA and @NASAtweetup on Twitter. Check out the #nasatweetup hashtag. Find more information on the NASA tweetup web page, and be sure to register for your chance for a spot on August 24-25. I’m sure they are looking for a few good teachers to share this even with students. Give it shot – you might just get chosen to have on of the most amazing experiences of your life!