“Tweeting” from Mars June 6, 2008Posted by davegoblog in Pop Culture, Science, Technology.
The Mars Phoenix Lander touched down on the red planet almost two weeks ago and announced its arrival there by “tweeting” on Twitter. Since that time, it has garnered over 18,000 followers on the micro-blogging site and landed in the 12th spot of most followers according to Twitterholic (as of this post). Not bad since its first tweet was on May 7, 2008.
Phoenix’s tweets are not from a cute, talking robot like Pixar’s upcoming Wall•E. Instead, its part is being played by Veronica McGregor, the media director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She said that she would continue to do it as long as people are following and as long as Phoenix is working. “Eventually we’ll have to sign-off and say good-bye.” Until then, you can follow the mission via Twitter @MarsPhoenix.
Note: I did ask a question, but never heard a response. I’ll keep trying 😉