Peripheral Space Tweet Fame

It started with a brief Twitter exchange between two famous Canadians, Star Trek actor William Shatner and ISS Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield:

I spontaneously expressed my amazement at this “Life in the Future” moment as a well-timed Twitter @mention which appeared early in the stream of conversation:

This afforded me some minor fame as journalists took notice of the two Canadian celebrities bantering about space on the Internet, and the red-shirted kibitzer in the first reply slot. So far I’ve popped up on Universe Today, HuffPost Canada, CBC News, and The Today Show (last link found via MetaTalk). A well-timed Twitter @mention can get you places.