Twitter has been used from space. “Hello Twitterverse! We r now LIVE tweeting from the International Space Station — the 1st live tweet from Space! 🙂 More soon, send your ?s” was the first tweet sent by astronaut TJ Creamer (@Astro_TJ) on January 22, 2010.
The first animals sent into space were fruit flies aboard the US V-2 rocket on 20 February 1947. The flies returned alive. [more...]