May 14, 2010 by Kelly
Currently listening to Lori Garver, Deputy Administrator, talk about her job and the her two loves, Space and Politics. Gave us the information that David Letterman is here on property for the launch – he’s not Conan, but thankfully he’s not Leno as well!
Before Garver came in to speak for a few minutes, we took our group photo out by the countdown clock!
Here’s the photo next to the launch pad 39-A last night: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/4605256176/sizes/l/
I was there… see!
Today doesn’t have quite the same structure on speakers today.. we just got the chance to wave the astronauts off in the Astrovan. We are some of the last people that they will see! How crazy is that. My mind has been blown.
Chief Meteorologist Lt. Col. Patrick Barrett is telling us about why the shuttle may NOT go off: low clouds, lightening, etc. Atlantis needs to be able to return to the pad if need be and the weather has to be clear.
I can’t wait to get some of my pictures up today and tomorrow. There is over 14 gigs of pictures and videos to go through, so bear with me. I want to get them up soon so I can share them.
Here is a photo for the RSS pulling away from Atlantis yesterday to hold you and me over.
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May 13, 2010 by Kelly
I’m sitting in the NASATweetup tent as I type this. Everyone is all like up in my business (shout out to Brian Feldman) – no actually, everyone in the tent is giddy and ready to hear what the speakers have to say.
Agendas have been passed out. NASA camera crews are getting set up and starting to live stream.
There are cameras in everyone’s hands and Twitter may just implode with all of the #nasatweetup tweeting. Seriously.
Jeff and I may have gotten a bit lost coming out to the Press site. Passed the VAB. I’m not making any promises, but I’m pretty sure the Astrovan may or may not have passed us a couple of times. We went down the wrong road a few times and BAM! There it was. I think. It was a fancy windstream bus.
Right now, we are listening/watching a NASA video, waiting on the important people to show. Wait, there they are. Handshakes are happening at the day. That means they are important, right?
Well, it’s about time to get started, I’m going to be taking pictures and trying to update here and Twitter for the next couple of days.
10:30 AM – Robert Braun (NASA headquarters chief technologist) tells us why he’s here today. #nasatweetup http://twitpic.com/1nfkac
11:10 AM – Astronaut Janet Voss talking about L -1 Day, family day. And also receiving ‘email’ on a mission. #nasatweetup http://twitpic.com/1nfqdd
11:30 AM – Stephanie Stilson explaining a ‘Flow’ Director’s job.. flow = getting shuttle from landing back to flying. #nasatw http://twitpic.com/1nfvx3
11:50 AM – Showing that science isn’t magic – Jon Cowart (@Rocky_Sci) and @JenVargas #nasatweetup http://twitpic.com/1ng120
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