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Space Fans Praise NASA and SpaceX Ahead of Historic Launch
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Space enthusiasts gathered at NASA's Kennedy Space Center to talk about the future of space exploration and, more immediately, the impact of Saturday morning's launch of the Dragon spacecraft on a cargo delivery demonstration mission to the International Space Station. NASA has been working closely with the company, Space Exploration Technologies of Hawthorne, Calif., under the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services, or COTS, contract. Here's what some people said recently about the mission and the NASAsocial:

@Lmsh LH
today's the day before launch of the Space X Dragon the best it is positive thinking and the wc are the best / it s all given to the best professional / 19/5=15=6=2013 -----good date for the launch will be a success -----Good Luck

Countdown clock for @SpaceX #DragonLaunch is live: T-13 hours and counting! #NASASocial

OH: "I cant believe I get paid to do this" Scott Colloredo NASA GSDO #NASASocial #SpaceX

Wonder if any of speakers today at #Nasasocial ever pinch themselves over the dreams they are living? Amazing speakers & careers!

"If we dream it - it will happen!" - from @Nasasocial SpaceX #nasasocial #spacetweeps ‏@serenetyhanley
So flipping cool to see a smart woman mechanical engineer as president of @SpaceX #NASASocial

"We're at the dawn of a new age in space." -Gwynne Shotwell, president of @SpaceX. #NASASocial

So incredible to hear the stories of geeks who crazy about space! #nasasocial #dragonlaunch @spacex @ nasa http://instagr.am/p/KxQ--RwXuQ/

#NASASocial-ites / #SpaceTweeps in the OPF! #AsItShouldBe ! Have fun, kids!

RT @ageekmom: RT @AstroN8: George Diller will be doing launch commentary for Dragon! YES!! #NASASocial #SpaceX


I want to be mayor here. #nasasocial (@ OPF Bay 1 w/ 6 others) http://4sq.com/JcGCJN

MT @praguebooks #NASASocial is doing it right. They host incredible events, & we get to witness history on #NASA TV as if we were in room

I'll admit, I chose my rental car based purely on the fact that it resembles a space shuttle. #nasasocial http://twitpic.com/9mg80f ‏@UKAstrobiology

"Eventually Mars is the place we'd like to be," says Scott Colloredo. #NASASocial. Yes indeed, and with life detection expts

Who would have thought it would take a whole team of #NASASocial attendees and a space program for me to reach 100 followers :) ‏@thatgirlcrystal:
Motto of @NASA's Commercial Crew Program is "Same Crew... New Ride" #NASASocial

"That's why @NASA does the hard things, which I'm happy to be a part of." CCP's Ed Mango #NASASocial

My Q -Ed Mango says at #NASASocial that the opportunities in space are abound for young people! His advice: learn to be good at math&sci!

Why do I want to go to space? Space exploration is the best that humans can accomplish - truly selfless w/benefits for all. #NASASocial

#EdMango We'll have spacelines as well as airlines in 20 or 30 years, which will benefit all #SpaceX #NASASocial

"If you can dream it, you can do it." - Ed Mango, #NASA @Commercial_Crew Program Office #NASASocial

Steven Siceloff,
NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center