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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

U.S. astronaut sends first tweet from space

U.S. astronaut sends first tweet from space
By IANS
Sunday,24 January 2010, 11:02 hrs


Moscow: The modern communication tool Twitter made it into outer space when U.S. astronaut Timothy Creamer sent a tweet from the International Space Station (ISS), Russian state television reported Saturday.

"Hello Twitterverse! we r now LIVE tweeting from the International Space Station - the 1st live tweet from Space!: )," Creamer wrote to his Twitter following on earth.


Astronauts on the ISS have in recent weeks had direct access to the Internet.

Creamer has been sending updates on his progress in preparing for his space mission under the Twitter name Astro_TJ since late December. Around 14,700 people have subscribed to his profile as followers.

The U.S. astronaut and his countryman Jeff Williams are onboard the ISS, together with Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Maxim Suraev and Soichi Noguchi.of Japan.

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