NASA is holding another tweetup, August 4-5 at KSC in Florida, for the launch of the Juno spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket, which will arrive at Jupiter in 2016 (More info here.) Registration is only open until Monday the 27th at 3 p.m. EDT. Go. Register. Trust me: I do not use all caps lightly.
You owe it to yourself to sign up for this, even if it means making a twitter account that you would otherwise never use.
I haven’t even gone to my NASA tweetup yet, and it’s already one of my favorite things that has ever happened. The people, the science, the community, the shuttle, the fezzes.
Here’s a short story for you:
Once upon a time there was a girl. Her parents met by coincidentally calling into a Chicago-based radio dating game show on the same day. From the in-retrospect-terrifyingly-low odds of her own existence, she took the lesson that you should probably ALWAYS ENTER CONTESTS. And registration for the tweetup is free, so, seriously, what is there to lose?
Plus, you could meet your soulmate (Relevant Tim Minchin song on the inherently flawed concept of soulmates: “If I Didn’t Have You”). Or, you know, see something made by your fellow humans launch to Jupiter. Which is equally good.