FANGRRLS - #SpaceTwitter and the current race into space
Twitter can be a surprisingly great resource for good information, you just need to know where to look. The social media platform has been instrumental in providing live coverage of and reaction to some of the most monumental moments happening today under designated hashtags (the latest episode of The Walking Dead doesn't count). One such beacon of information is #spacetwitter. If you’re not familiar with #spacetwitter, you may have still caught wind of a lot of rocket launches lately, thanks to the very publicized involvement of billionaires like Richard Branson and Elon Musk in the quest to exploring space. Some of these launches have been crewed, some not. Some are going into orbit, some just coming right back down. With all these separate entities at play, it can get a little confusing trying to keep track. Here’s a breakdown of who is getting off the planet these days and why.
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