NASA astronaut Mike Massimino has been Twittering up a storm in advance of his upcoming trip to maintain the Hubble Space Telescope. He’s managed to attract over 18,500 followers online and while he only has 18 updates – one has to wonder whether NASA will seize the PR value of a Twittering Astronaut.
After all, Twitter is in the news everywhere and is the hot fad of the moment. Celebrities are Twittering and sending pictures of their daily life – why not Astronauts? Which raises the question of whether we may see the first Tweets from space on this upcoming space mission?