Astronaut Sends First Ever Tweet From Space


A historical moment took place in space on Tuesday as an astronaut on board the International Space Station sent a tweet to Earth. This was the first time astronauts used social media from space.

Thw tweet was sent by NASA astronaut U.S. Army Col. Tim Kopra. Here it is:

Astro_Tim What a fun shuttle mission – especially w 13 people on board station. Life here is amazing – still getting used to floating!

Kopra will continue using Twitter to provide followers with a unique perspective as an Expedition 20 flight engineer and member of the Army. He is an Army aviator and West Point graduate. He periodically will answer questions submitted on the Army’s Web site.

By 10:54 pm, Pacific Time on Tuesday, Kopra had over 4,400 followers. He is only following 4 — NASA Astronauts, Mark Polansky (astronaut), the US ARMY, and NASA.

To submit questions and view Kopra’s answers, visit:

To follow Kopra on Twitter: