Talk about a dream come true. West Philly resident Shareef Jackson will be live-tweeting NASA’s launch of the Endeavor later this month, after being randomly selected with 149 others from about 4,000 applicants.
Jackson is a long-time space enthusiast.
He told NewsWorks partner Philly Weekly his dream of one day attending a shuttle launch will come true April 30. He’ll have to pay for accommodations, but being selected to tweet the launch means he also has a chance to tour the center, see the shuttle and meet NASA employees.
He’ll be tweeting from here on launch day.