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For the last launch of space shuttle Atlantis, STS-135 July 8, 2011

Thursday, July 7/L-1: Tweetup Day 1
6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. – Registration at the Kennedy Space Center Press Accreditation Badging Building; travel to the press site, set up, meet fellow participants
If you do not claim your badge by 9:00 a.m., you will forfeit your registration for the remainder of the event.
9:00 a.m. – Welcome by @NASA team member John Yembrick
9:05 a.m. – Meet the tweeps
10:00 a.m. – Break
10:30 a.m. – Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters (NASA TV starts http://www.ustream.tv/nasatelevision)
10:50 a.m. – Elmo, Sesame Street (@SesameStreet) interacts with STS-109 and STS-125 Astronaut Mike Massimino (@Astro_Mike)
11:10 a.m. – Massimino answers questions from the participants
11:30 a.m. – Tracy Thumm (@ISS_Research) and Justin Kuglerm (@ISS_NatLab), International Space Station Program, NASA's Johnson Space Center

11:50 a.m. – Angie Brewer, space shuttle Atlantis' flow director, Kennedy Space Center

12:10 p.m. – Conclusion

12:15 p.m. – Lunch break (on your own or a visit to the cafeteria)

12:15 p.m. -- Elsie Wiegel and Trent Perrotto escort tweeps to the cafeteria
12:20 p.m. -- Beth Beck and Sarah DeWitt escort tweeps to the cafeteria
12:25 p.m. -- Jason Townsend and Samone Faulkner escort tweeps to the cafeteria
1:15 p.m. – Board buses for Launch Pad 39A to view the retraction of the Rotating Service Structure at 2 p.m.

Friday, July 8/ Launch: Tweetup Day 2
5:00 a.m. – Badges will get you in Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 Press Site; you may enter through gate 2 and gate 3, but we recommend gate 2, an employee gate, to avoid the congestion around the Visitor Complex and gate 3.
6:30 a.m. – Robotic Refueling Mission demonstration
7:00 a.m. – Group picture beside the countdown clock
7:05 a.m. – Astronaut Tony Antonelli, STS-119, STS-132
~7:36 a.m. – STS-135 astronauts depart their crew quarters for Launch Pad 39A
~7:40 a.m. – Tweetup participants (assembled along the road across from the Launch Control Center) wave to the crew as they drive by in the astrovan on their way to the launch pad
8:00 a.m. – Bob Crippen, STS-1, STS-7, STS-41C, STS-41G
8:30 a.m. – Lt. Col. Patrick Barrett, 45th Weather Squadron, U.S. Air Force
~9:21 a.m. – Atlantis' hatch is closed and latched for launch
11:26 a.m. – Launch of space shuttle Atlantis on the STS-135 mission
~12:30 p.m. – Post-launch news conference on NASA TV
Following the launch, you are free to depart on your own schedule. If you leave immediately, be prepared to sit in traffic for quite some time.

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