The Tweet is a Lie

By Deane Barker on May 26, 2009

Twitter Astronaut turns out to be tweeting via email: That astronaut isn’t really tweeting from space, it turns out.

Massimino writes his updates in space and then e-mails them to Houston, where a NASA employee posts them to his Twitter profile. That often takes hours because e-mails are only transmitted from the shuttle a few times a day.