"I'm extremely excited to have been chosen to participate in the International NASA Tweetup and witness in person the STS-129 Space Shuttle Atlantis Liftoff," said Bill Cody.
NASA is hosting this unique Tweetup on Nov. 15 and 16 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Space shuttle Atlantis is currently set to launch at 2:28 p.m. EST on Nov. 16 on its STS-129 mission to the International Space Station.
Participants for the STS-129 NASA Tweetup are coming from as far as Japan, UK, New Zealand and Morocco.
The two-day event will provide NASA Twitter followers with the opportunity to take a tour of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, view the space shuttle launch and speak with shuttle technicians, engineers, astronauts and managers. The Tweetup will include a "meet and greet" session to allow participants to socialize with fellow Tweeps and the staff who inform the world with their tweets on @NASA.
"Each event has provided our followers with inside access to NASA personnel, including astronauts. The goal of this particular Tweetup is to share the excitement of a shuttle launch with a new audience," said Michael Cabbage, director of NASA's news services division. "This will be NASA's fifth Tweetup for our Twitter community."
Feel the excitement of visiting NASA and the launch by visiting http://twitter.com/VegasBill. To contact Bill, tweet him @VegasBill on Twitter. He will be tweeting during the NASA Tweetup and shuttle launch by using the tag #vbnasa at the end of the tweets. The more Twitter users that include the tag at the end of their tweets, the more exciting it will be for everyone.
About Bill Cody:
He is an entertainment reporter and journalist living in Las Vegas, Nevada. With a passion for social media he has embraced Twitter and reports about celebrities, events and what he's doing in Las Vegas with fun enhancing pictures and video on his stream.