15 Twitter Accounts Every Space Lover Should Follow ~ Hackinthus

Sunday, October 07, 2012

15 Twitter Accounts Every Space Lover Should Follow

By Harsh Vardhan (Facebook) (Twitter)

Captain Williams is a NASA astronaut who recently completed the first triathlon in space.

As NASA's Social Media Manager, McGregor heads the three-woman team behind the rover Curiosity's quirky social media personality.
Corona's entire career is educating the public -- especially kids -- about space. Her official title at NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is "Mission Mascot." But one of her main priorities is to get young girls to pursue careers in science. Oh, and she also trains to fly to space. No big deal.

The Curiosity rover is currently trekking around Mars on a historic two-year mission. The 'bot tweets almost every day to update the public with what she (yes, Curiosity is female) sees on the Red Planet. But she gets the most points for her winning personality.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft orbits Saturn and regularly tweets incredible photos of the planet during the journey.

CSA Commander Chris Hadfield was the first Canadian astronaut to walk in space. Currently training for his next expedition, he tweets both space news and personal updates.

Fifteen-year-old Clara Ma named the Mars Curiosity rover. Her science-filled feed proves that this teenager has a big future ahead of her. (And we'll gladly admit that she makes us feel like under-achievers.)

Simple and to the point, the lowflyingrocks account mentions every object that passes within 0.2AU (an astronomical unit is equal to the distance between Earth and the sun) of Earth. UK engineer @TomTaylor runs the account.

Keri Bean is one busy grad student. While working on a master's degree in atmospheric science, Bean also serves as a meteorologist for Mars Curiosity rover.

Captain Mike Foreman is a NASA astronaut and part of the STS-123 mission that delivered the Japanese Experiment Module to the ISS.

NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman will take a trip to the ISS in 2014. He regularly tweets both space news and training updates.

Rick Mastracchio is another NASA astronaut who is training for his next mission. He will journey to the ISS in November 2013 as part of the Soyuz launch.

Scott Maxwell is one of the coolest handles on Twitter: @marsroverdriver. The engineer is the lead Mars rover planner, driving the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) Spirit and Opportunity at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

SpaceX is a private transport company that is revolutionizing the way we think about space travel. Founded by Elon Musk, the company successfully launched a rocket into space in May.

We are rounding out our list with the best Mars Rover parody account we've seen. In fact, it's so good that a lot of the other people who made this list follow (and re-tweet) this hilarious take on the Curiosity Rover.


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