Woman Tweets Endeavour Pic, Shoots to Fame

Stefanie Gordon captured launch from plane window
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2011 9:58 AM CDT
Stefanie Gordon's TwitPic.   (TwitPic)

(Newser) – When Stefanie Gordon tweeted a picture she took from her airplane window, she never expected it to get her interview requests from just about every major news outlet and a retweet by NASA. But that’s exactly what happened—since Gordon happened to be on a flight to Palm Beach from which the Endeavour launch was visible. Gordon posted a few TwitPics and a video; next thing you know, she was fielding calls from reporters and had 1,000 new Twitter followers in a few hours. She tells Mashable other people on the plane took pictures, but apparently, she was the only one to tweet hers.

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