CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. — Space Exploration Technologies or SpaceX as they are more commonly known – is looking for a few good tweets. More to the point – they want you to follow theirs. The commercial firm is hoping to use the social media site Twitter to inform the world of the company’s efforts to reinvigorate U.S. space flight efforts.
Under the name of @SpaceXer – SpaceX will post regular updates regarding the company’s activities on Twitter. SpaceX has stepped up its public and media relations efforts of late and the push to have more eyes checking out their tweets is a part of this.
“There are a lot of amazing things that are taking place at a daily basis at SpaceX,” said SpaceX’s Vice President of Communications Bobby Block. “We want to invite the public, everyone really, to follow these events on our Twitter account.”
SpaceX has racked up success after success with the first two launches of its Falcon 9 rocket taking place; the first flight of its Dragon Spacecraft happened without a hitch and new yet another contractor signing to fly the company’s rocket out of Cape Canaveral. SpaceX, along with other space firms has been included in both the Commercial Crew Development – 02 contract (CCDEV) as well as the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) contract.
“SpaceX has successfully demonstrated not only the viability of the Falcon 9 as a launch vehicle – but also the capabilities of the Dragon Spacecraft,” Block said. “This is just the beginning, now we want the world to have come ride along with us.”Missions » ISS »