Ok, so I heard that astronaut, Mike Massimino, was on Twitter from space. I have to say that I was confused. I didn't think think there was internet in space. And more importantly, how could he be allowed to tweet from space, when I'm not allowed to even make a cell call from a plane!
Apparently other folks questioned this, as well. Finally, NASA admitted that he wasn't actually tweeting from space. He sends the messages to Mission Control in Houston and then they tweet the message for him. Perhaps it's just me, but that isn't nearly as exciting as tweeting from space.
Why didn't they just say that at the start? Why is it suddenly fashionable to try to "fool" the public? What is this about? Or am I simply being too critical?