September 23rd, 2011
09:42 AM ET


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

Today, @CNNLightYears is giving a #FollowFriday to 5 space agencies and companies that are doing some amazing things in the world of spaceflight and exploration.

@CNNLightYears has featured @NASA Twitter accounts before, so if you're not following the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, do it! @NASA tweets amazing images of space and the Earth, as well as information on upcoming @NASA #Tweetups.

The European Space Agency is an international organization made up of 18 member states that strive to "find out more about Earth, its immediate space environment, our Solar System, and the Universe," according to its website. @ESA tweets photos from missions, as well as interacts with followers by answering questions. Also, similar to the #NASATweetup, @ESA has the #SpaceTweetup which is very interesting to follow.

The UK Space Agency was officially launched in March 2010 and is "the heart of UK efforts to explore and benefit from space," as described in its Twitter bio. @spacegovuk tweets an image of the week and is taking ideas for a #ukspacetweetup.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, is Japan's national aerospace agency that was created in 2003 after the merger of three organizations. Follow @JAXA_en for mission updates and research, as well as reports from astronauts in space.

Space X, established by Elon Musk in 2002, is a company that "develops rockets and spacecraft for missions to Earth orbit and beyond" for "a broad spectrum of US and international customers,"  according to its website. @SpaceXer tweets about the spacecraft it has built, as well as how to submit questions for Elon Musk. Also, @SpaceXer tweets information on job openings at Space X.

You can also follow Twitter updates from @CNNLightYears.

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  1. gogoman

    ancient news: present difficulty not mass light + but communicationsat those speeds

    September 23, 2011 at 9:37 pm |
  2. Michael Smith

    I suggest you @SpaceKate and @PTScientists as awesome Twitter accounts. Both were on the latest #SpaceTweetup by @ESA and @DLR_en. And not to forget about @DLR_en! The german Space Agency does great things!

    September 23, 2011 at 12:22 pm |


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