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October 6, 2011

Stephanie Schierholz
Headquarters, Washington

Amy Johnson / Kathy Barnstorff
Langley Research Center, Hampton Roads, Va.
757-864-7022 / 757-864-9886
amy.johnson@nasa.gov / kathy.barnstorff@nasa.gov


RELEASE 11-340
NASA Invites Twitter Fans To A Tweetup At Langley Research Center

WASHINGTON - NASA is inviting its Twitter followers to register for a Tweetup and behind-the-scenes tour of the agency's first laboratory, NASA's Langley Research Center. NASA will host 50 social media guests from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Hampton, Va., facility.

The Tweetup will give participants the chance to have lunch with an astronaut, interact with NASA experts, and tour a wind tunnel, lunar habitat concept and the historic Landing and Impact Research Facility, where Neil Armstrong trained to land on the moon.

Established in 1917, Langley's current role at NASA includes aviation, science and space research. Langley researchers are testing space capsules for water landings, developing technologies to make aircraft faster, quieter, safer and greener, and studying Earth's atmosphere to understand global climate change.

Because NASA Langley is a government facility with restricted access, the Tweetup is open only to U.S. citizens. Registration opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, and closes at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13. NASA will randomly select 50 participants from online registrants.

For more information about the Tweetup and to register, visit:


For more information about NASA's Langley Research Center, visit:



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