The first Twitter account arrived today post sent from space, directly and in real time.
Astronauts on a mission to the International Space Station have successfully experimented with an Internet connection that allows direct contact with cyberspace on Earth.
The reports of the space mission on Twitter are no longer a novelty, but it is a first that they are sent directly by astronauts, without the intervention of third parties, since when NASA started this initiative, messages were sent by astronauts to the Central Control and introduced into the microblogging service by a third person.
Security issues prevented the sharing of reports with Internet users interested in news from space to advance directly at first, explained NASA at the time.
In the first tweet directly sent from space TJ (@Astro_TJ), the astronaut who wrote it, says: «Hello Twitterverse!».
«We r now LIVE tweeting from the International Space Station – the 1st live tweet from Space! 🙂 More soon, send your? S».
The two messages note that these are the first messages sent directly from space and arriving on Twitter from the International Space Station.
Beyond the tweets, the five astronauts that make up the mission can now surf the World Wide Web, as if they were on Earth, but 354 kilometers away from the planet, reports Space.com.
The connection is ensured by a high speed antenna and access from a laptop that controls a computer desktop in the Control Center, in a protected connection.
The direct Internet connection from the space station also allows astronauts to call home from the mission, using an IP phone.