I saw a tweet with this video and had to share it. I initially posted it on Facebook and Twitter as well, but after watching it again with my family, I needed to share it further and link to it. The description talks about NASA needing a social media department; however, they have already created it and are growing it dramatically. From the first FourSquare checkin from the International Space Station, to twitter account among multitudes of employees and even astronauts. My own personal experience has been with what I think is their best social media outreach program to date, the NASA Tweetup.
I had the pleasure of experiencing a truly remarkable event, one that actually touched people emotionally, sometimes in ways that changed their lives. Some of my fellow tweetup attendees have made life altering decisions such as moving halfway across the world, literally. I look forward for the launch of Discovery, STS-133 at the end of February, mainly because I am eager and excited beyond words to witness a shuttle launch, one of the last ever, but also to reconnect with the people of the tweetup.
Watch this video, and listen closely to the word, let them sink in. Truer words were never spoken. I wish I could see where we, as a species, will be in a hundred years, much less another millenia. I can only hope that we will continue to explore, to reach out to new frontiers. The last 100 years have shown exactly how capable humans are, advancing more then the prior thousand years before that.
Watch this video and share it.