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Apr 14 2009   7:14PM GMT

What is astronaut training like? Find out on Twitter

John Little Profile: Xjlittle

NASA astronaut Mike Massimino is recording his training for the fifth and final Atlantis mission on Twitter generating a lifetime written document for himself and others.

It’s very possible that your favorite (or the one that you despise the most) government agency twitters. As I wrote in a previous post the GSA has worked out terms and conditions with many new media sites so that government agencies can use them.

How about the head of the U.S. Armed Forces, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Want up to the minute news on what these guys are doing? Follow Admiral Mike Mullen for the latest decisions and discussions.

Getting to the state and local level your state legislators may already twiitter. 19 senators and 50 members of the House of Representatives are all using the service to post news. You can find out what members of Congress twitter from here, or two websites that carry all of their postings, the Congressional 140 site and TweetCongress. The last two are volunteer run sites so if you want to step up and help…

Another web site, GovTwit, run by Bearing Point’s Steve Lunceford, tracks people in government agencies who twitter. At last count, 1,060 names are on the list. Bearing Point is a global management and technology consulting company with close ties to the US government.

I’ve never been a twitterer. Maybe I should look into it..

-j

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