25 May 2011

Knowing Your History on Twitter

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a smart dude.  He is the host of NOVA scienceNOW, on PBS.  So, he is a really smart guy, check out his wikipedia page.  Anyways, I follow him on twitter because I like to get some insight on science stuff.  In theory, this makes me smarter...okay, seem smarter.

During the space shuttle launch, Neil tweeted facts and up to the minute reports on the shuttle.  This morning he tweeted about President John F. Kennedy's statements on sending a man to the moon.  Of course, I replied back...with my vast knowledge of history.

Go Flames Go!

"I believe the Flames committed themselves to win the cup for Lanny...went to Montreal and return to Calgary as the only team to win the Cup on Montreal ice."  Not sure how he felt about me comparing a mission to land on the moon, to the Flames winning a Stanley Cup.  I have done neither...and there is a chance that neither would ever happen again.

May the Force be with you, always
I would say that Star Wars was a pretty important space (film) project...and pretty impressive to mankind.  Just look at the nerds out there.  I think it is safe to say that most of the scientists and technology at NASA were influenced by Star Wars and Star Trek.

Lesson for the day, if you want smart tweets, follow Neil deGrasse Tyson...if you want smart ass tweets, follow me.

UPDATE:  He is tweeting some great information while the shuttle is making its way back into orbit. With tweets like this:
Just an FYI: To land, Space Shuttle Endeavour must lose all the energy of motion that it gained during launch.
Shuttle takes 1/2 of Earth's circumference to drop 200 miles out of the sky. Slowing from 17,200mph orbit to 220mph landing
 I told you this guy is smart.

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