Friday, July 8, 2011

Charlotte social media maven at NASA space launch

Posted By on Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 9:52 AM

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My social media friend Desiree Kane (@dbirdy on Twitter) is at Cape Canaveral today awaiting today's NASA's space shuttle launch ... the last space shuttle launch.

Here's more from The Observer:

As bucket-list items go, getting a two-day behind-the-scenes look at NASA's final space shuttle launch is about as difficult a ticket as one could hope for.

Yet that is exactly what local communications strategist Desiree Kane snagged.

Kane, a social-media consultant, is one of only 150 Twitter people nationwide selected to participate in NASA's tweetup at Florida's Kennedy Space Center July 7 and 8.

A tweetup is an informal meeting of people who use the social messaging service Twitter. The tweetup is an opportunity to learn more about NASA, explore the Kennedy Space Center and experience a space shuttle launch. Tweetups will give those who follow NASA on Twitter an opportunity to speak with NASA managers, astronauts, shuttle technicians and engineers. The event also will provide participants the chance to meet NASA's social media team and other followers.

Kane, a "giant technology nerd and space junkie," was selected from more than 5,000 applicants who scurried to meet a 24-hour application window earlier this spring. She was notified by email in mid-June about her selection.

Read the entire post, by Michael J. Solender, here.

It not as fun news, bad weather may delay the launch. But, hopefully Desiree can stick it out down there in Florida until we get that rocket into space.

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