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Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 12/07/2011

D.C. Tweeps 2011: Q&A with 2010 Favorite Government Agency NASA


Lost in space: You loved NASA last year. (Image courtesy of Hubblesite.org)
From checking out the Earth-like scenery of a newly-discovered planet to embracing the possibility of intergalactic tourism, humans are fascinated with the idea of getting lost in space.

So it came as no surprise that in last year’s D.C. Tweeps competition, you voted NASA your Favorite Government Agency.

(D.C. TWEEPS: Vote and nominate here.)

We’re interviewing last year’s D.C. Tweeps winners, and here’s what social media manager Stephanie Schierholz had to say on behalf of NASA:

Name: NASA

Location: Planet Earth, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

Twitter handle: @NASA

In 200 words or less, please give us a short, witty bio about yourself or your institution: NASA explores the universe, pioneering our future in space, scientific discovery and aeronautics research. @NASA brings it back to you.

If you were a D.C. landmark, you’d be … The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, where you can see NASA spacecraft and learn about discoveries we’ve made.

If you suddenly woke up on the other side of the world, unable to return, what would you miss most about D.C.? The incredible minds who are part of NASA Headquarters and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. We really do have rocket scientists (and lots of other kinds of scientists and engineers too!).

What’s the best part of Washington — the one that no one knows about? NASA has a gift store in its Headquarters building at 300 E Street, SW.

Why should you win Top Tweep again? Because we’re your window to the universe. Every day we post a “stellar” image. Our people actually tweet from space (currently @AstroCoastie, 220+ miles up, traveling 17,500 mph, circling Earth every 90 minutes and seeing 16 sunrises and sunsets a day).

Here's a shot of our crewmates, @Astro_Aggie, @Astro_Satoshi and Sergei blazing a trail to home. Their Soyuz is th http://t.co/sFYjOOM1Mon Nov 28 20:34:20 via Twitpic

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