September 9th, 2011
09:20 AM ET


Every Friday, @CNNLightYears will suggest interesting and exciting space and science Twitter accounts to follow.

Today, @CNNLightYears is giving a #FollowFriday to NASA Tweetups.

What is a NASA Tweetup? Basically, a Tweetup is a real life meeting of Twitter users. NASA holds Tweetups to give followers the “opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at NASA facilities and events and speak with scientists, engineers, astronauts and managers,” according to the NASA Tweetup website.

NASA Tweetups are for Twitter users who follow @NASA and other NASA Twitter accounts and interact online with people who share the same interest in, you guessed it, NASA! The great thing about NASA Tweetups is that they allow people who interact online to meet IRL (in real life). So keep tweeting!

@NASATweetup and #NASATweetup
Follow @NASATweetup and search the hashtag #NASATweetup for announcements and information, such as upcoming dates and locations and how to register. @NASATweetup does a lot of retweeting, so you'll find some great NASA minds and fans to follow. If you can't make the next Tweetup, don't worry! NASA is planning more in the future and you can always follow the conversation online using #NASATweetup.

Earlier this week, @CNNLightYears contributor Sophia Dengo wrote a great blog post on what a NASA Tweetup is and even described what it is like to attend one. Read Sophia’s post on NASA Tweetups here and follow her on Twitter @phiden.

You can also follow Twitter updates from @CNNLightYears. If you attend a @NASATweetup, tweet us and let us know!

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    Troy Davis is set to be executed by the state of Georgia on September 21st. After hearing and reading about this case I was reduced to tears. I am appealing to all of you to click on the link below and sign the petition. This could save the life of an innocent man.

    When you click on the link it will give you a brief synopsis of Troy Davis's story; and it will also bring up the petition that's to be filled out in hopes of saving Mr.Davis's Life.

    I used to be a firm believer in the death penalty; not anymore because too many innocent people are being put to death for crimes they did not commit. The thought that an innocent person could be put to death for a crime they did not commit is at the very least heart wrenching!

    As I read about this case on the Internet and listen to the case on TV pertaining to Troy Davis; this speaks to the degradation of our justice system. Anyone one of us could be in this exact situation; it is just a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time; not to mention; being interrogated by twisted cop who wants to make a name for himself; in a crooked judge who has no clue of what justices is.

    Let me reiterate, I am appealing to each and every person that reads this information to please click on the link below my comment. And fill out the petition! (URGENT URGENT URGENT THIS COULD SAVE THE LIFE OF AN INNOCENT MAN)

    PS: Several Witnesses admitted that they were force to testify against Mr. Savis under duress from the police

    September 16, 2011 at 5:54 am |


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