Moving along to today, the tools that enable people to do things that capture imaginations have evolved and become far more widely available to literally anyone on the planet.
So itâ€™s little surprise to see another NASA astronaut pushing an envelope with Twitter as Steve Robinson did with his podcast from space.
[â€¦] during his crew’s mission to the International Space Station, scheduled for June, he plans to both issue Twitter updates and take questions from YouTube users — questions that he will answer live from space.
"Your questions and my answers from space will be broadcast nationwide on NASA television during the mission," he said. "My crew and I are ready to fly and looking forward to sharing the excitement with you."
Polansky instructed users to submit 30-second response videos to YouTube, and then send the link to his Twitter account (presumably he means via an @ reply). As of this writing, Polansky’s account had only 234 followers.
Right now, he has nearly 7,700 followers. Itâ€™s a start.
Such imaginative ways to capture hearts and minds about space exploration and NASAâ€™s role, not to mention the individual astronauts making direct connections with other people.