Episode 218: Come Tweet Away

On this episode, we discuss a very busy week in space news. We talk about the Ariane 5 returning to flight, as well as Japan's (JAXA) H-II A launch of a probe to Venus. We then visit Opportunity setting a longevity record, SpaceX adding more delays, and honor PROP officer Lonnie Schmitt on his 100th shuttle mission behind the doors of mission control. For more info on Lonnie's accomplishment, check out the collectSPACE article by clicking here.

We then discuss with Gene and Gina the STS-132 launch tweetup which they were selected to attend. Credit for the audio of David Letterman is from CBS, and CBS maintains all rights to the clip. Below is a picture from the tweetup event. 

STS-132 Launch Tweetup participants gather in front of Space Shuttle Atlantis as it sits on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center, Thursday, May 13, 2010, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Photo Credit: (NASA/Paul E. Alers)

Host this week: Sawyer Rosenstein. Panel Members: Gina Herlihy, Gene Mikulka, and Mark Ratterman

Show Recorded - Sunday 5/23/2010

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