LIVE tweeting from ISS, The First Live Tweet from Space!

International Space Station (ISS) resident Timothy Creamer posted the first live Twitter post truly from space. “Hello Twitterverse!” he wrote. “We r now LIVE tweeting from the International Space Station — the 1st live tweet from Space! : ) More soon, send yours”

Before, astronauts had to send updates by email to Mission Control in Houston and controllers posted the tweets. The ISS crew can now use an on-board laptop to reach a desktop computer at Mission Control, and thereby browse the web. This remote access is possible whenever there is a solid high-speed communication link. [via]

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