125 Photos - Sep 13, 2011
Photo: The GRAIL patch I helped design & ordered.Photo: On my way!Photo: Turn left here!Photo: Photo: My official Tweetup badge.Photo: Chris signs a poster that will be given to the NASA social media team.Photo: Welcome dinner at Dixie Crossroads.Photo: Photo: Space View Park Tweetup alumni. #STS135 #SVPTweetupPhoto: Captain Morgan stance.Photo: At Ron Jons picking out turtles.Photo: Photo: Waiting for the first day of the Tweetup to begin.Photo: Photo: Introductions in the morning.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Introducing myself. (not my photo)Photo: Boarding Bus #3 for the tour of KSC & Cape Canaveral.Photo: A USAF version of the VAB.Photo: Tweeting on the bus.Photo: The Atlas rocket launch assembly building & tracks to the launch pad.Photo: Photo: Launch Complex 41 where Juno recently launched for a trip to Jupiter.Photo: Photo: Photo: Space Launch Complex 17 - home of our Delta II rocket for GRAIL.Photo: Photo: The Delta II is on the other side of the service structure.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Entering the VAB -- holy ground for space tweeps.Photo: It is one of the largest free-standing buildings in the world.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Columbia's final mission patch.Photo: Photo: Space Shuttle orbiter Endeavour was hiding in the back corner.Photo: Photo: Photo: How cool is it to be this close to an orbiter???Photo: Photo: Bus 3 group photo in front of Endeavour.Photo: No one wanted to leave.Photo: Everyone who worked on the Shuttle's 30 year program signed this wall.Photo: Photo: Photo: The VAB as seen from the press area.Photo: The famous countdown clock everyone has seen on TV.Photo: Photo: the barge used to carry the big orange external tanks from Louisiana to Florida.Photo: Photo: Photo: Charlie Bolden, head of NASA.Photo: Photo: Nichelle Nichols, 'Uhura" on the original Star TrekPhoto: Photo: Neil Tyson, noted astrophysicistPhoto: Photo: Preparing for the group photo.Photo: GRAIL launch Tweetup participants pose for a group photograph Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.  Photo Credit:  (NASA/Bill Ingalls)Photo: Space Camp alumni.Photo: Models of the Delta II rocket and the GRAIL spacecraftPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: On the bus headed to the NASA Causeway for launch attempts 1 & 2.Photo: Photo: Carrying chairs to our seating area.Photo: I'm ready to watch a launch.Photo: Photo: Tranquility Base roomies - Karyn, me, Heather, ChrisPhoto: Victoria & LauraPhoto: Heather bundles up against mosquitoesPhoto: Photo: My feet as we wait on what will be two scrubbed launch attempts due to upper atmospheric winds.Photo: The #GRAIL geocache.Photo: Michael & Neven prepare to cache.Photo: Budi & Erik as well.Photo: Off to Jetty Park beach...Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: This cache is buried?Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: We dig and dig...Photo: Photo: Until we have a deep hole & no cache.Photo: Photo: Looking for a place to hide out own cache.Photo: Photo: Photo: Sunset on Thursday.Photo: Sunrise on Saturday's launch attempt viewed from KARS park.Photo: Photo: Photo: NASA helicopter flies over & we all wave.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Manatees helped pass the time.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Budi's photo of the launch.Photo: And it launched on its second 1-sec. window on Saturday!Photo: Neat smoke shadow on the clouds.Photo: Photo: Photo: Stephanie, our NASA leader.Photo: Tweeps with their twitter names on the back of their shirts.Photo: Me & the moon.Photo: On the bus after the launch.Photo: