Lawrence resident selected via Twitter to attend final space shuttle launch

Lawrence resident Tristan Moody has been selected as one of 150 Twitter followers of NASA to attend the final space shuttle launch in July.

Moody and the other 149 tweeters will interact with NASA shuttle technicians, engineers, astronauts, managers and NASA’s social media team and will view the launch of the shuttle Atlantis from the media area.

The two-day program is scheduled for July 7 and 8. The shuttle is scheduled to launch July 8 at about 11:40 a.m. Eastern time.

Moody is a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at Kansas University. Follow his tweets at