NASA Is Being Smart, I Like It

If you Twitter, and don’t follow the Mars Phoenix Lander, you really should. The idea of NASA personifying spacecraft, and interactively talking with people on social networks is FULL of teh awesome.

I am so impressed that NASA has gone so far as to talk about Mars with people in a no nonsense, simple, understandable way. And interactively to boot. Got a question? Just ask. It’s awesome, and I hope NASA gets the praise they deserve for it. Even more than that, however, I hope that the Web 2.0 generation (ha! I’ve forced us into another arbitrary generation!) puts more and more support behind NASA and space exploration.

(Oh, check out @CassiniSaturn too. Anyone know of other twittering spacecraft?)

UPDATE: I just got a hit from someone using a Blackberry and a NASA IP address. I feel shiny. πŸ™‚

6 thoughts on “NASA Is Being Smart, I Like It

  1. I didn’t realize they’d been using Twitter. Thanks for pointing that out.

    ::heads off to following the cool space vehicles::

  2. The one in the line “If you Twitter, and don’t follow the Mars Phoenix Lander, you really should.” When I mouseover the link, it changes to an underline, but I don’t get the little hand. The Cassini link works fine. I’m using Firefox 3 on Windows XP.

  3. Hey, because of your post I did some digging and found an ESA spacecraft out of Belgium studying the origins of the universe that’s twittering to lots of different NASA projects including an initiative back to the moon! http://twitter.com/Planck

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