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26 January 2010 [14:21] - Today.Az
Twitter has rocketed into outer space, thanks to a Nasa software upgrade on the international space station that allows astronauts to update their feeds themselves.
Nasa astronauts have received a software upgrade that allows them to tweet from space.
A new, high-powered wireless connection has been established between orbiters and groundlings, allowing crews to post tweets directly from their spacecraft.
Flight Engineer TJ Creamer posted the first tweet on January 22 from aboard Nasa Expedition 22.
He said: "Hello Twitterverse! We r now LIVE tweeting from the International Space Station -- the 1st live tweet from Space! :) More soon, send your's"
Previous tweets from astronauts have had to be emailed to ground control and then posted to astronauts' accounts by Nasa's administrative team. More than 20,000 Twitter users follow TJ Creamer.