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NASA Glenn Research Center holds first Tweetup

NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland celebrated the 50th anniversary of John Glenn's first orbital flight by an American and held its first Tweetup for 75 Twitter users and their guests. on March 2.


  1. The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest newspaper, wrote a blog post about the NASA Tweetup
  2. Check in and registration began at NASA Glenn's Development Engineering Building from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. We each received a security badge and a Tweetup badge. We also got a color-coded star to designate our group. We were with the coolest NASA blue group.:-) They also gave us a NASA goodie bag with an envelop containing a ticket to the event honoring former Sen. and Astronaut John Glenn. And a gold coin made to honor his orbital flight.
  3. At 8 am. we boarded the buses and headed to Glenn Building 3 Auditorium for a welcome by Glenn's Center Director Ray Lugo and Glenn Deputy Director Jim Free, Astronaut Greg "@Astro_Box" Johnson and Astronaut Mike Forman (@Forman_Mike)
  4. Next, we boarded the buses and drove to the  Exercise Countermeasures Lab
  5. Next, we visited the Zero Gravity Research Facility
  6. NASA Tweetup March 2, 2012
    NASA Tweetup March 2, 2012

  7. Our last stop at NASA was at the Hangar filled with jets and planes and an opportunity to speak with NASA staff about research and technologies under development at the center.
  8. Then we left the Glenn Research Center and travelled downtown to visit the Great lakes Science Center, which has a bunch of space exhibits.

  9. @KelleyApril donned a NASA tattoo to show her space support 
  10. Next we travelled to Cleveland State University's Wolstein Center for the John Glenn Tribute Event. 
  11. Celebrating John Glenn’s Legacy (201203020035HQ)
    Celebrating John Glenn’s Legacy (201203020035HQ)