Ever wanted to receive a tweet from outer space?

Ever wanted to receive a tweet from outer space?

final_500px_gWell, it’s not exactly from outer space but the experience is pretty close: A Dutch team grouped around internationally acclaimed and award-winning freelance astronomy writer Govert Schilling has put together the pretty interesting mashup: Twisst.

In short what Twisst does is it sends out a personalized tweet to you whenever the International Space Station crosses the heaven above you.

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To enjoy these alerts from outer space you’ve got to have your geolocation available somewhere in your Twitter profile and start following the @twisst account. That’s it.

Give it a try, chances are you can even spot the ISS when being notified ahead of time. Don’t forget to let us know your personal ISS sighting experiences in the comments!

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